Not just the prince of R&B at the moment and the man who stole hearts with “Confessions”, Usher knows that he will need smooth sneakers to go with those smooth glides across the stage, and for his debut performance on Australian television (on “Hey Hey It’s Saturday”), Usher picked out Rick Owen’s slightly gothic, slightly American Inner Zip High Top to go with his black-on-black outfit.
Since Usher performed two songs on this set, he switched out the Rick Owens he wore for his new hit song, “OMG” and donned a pair of Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2010 High Top for club hit “Yeah”. The great thing about these sneakers is that they are extremely similar in style with layers of strappy laces winding around the ankles for that touch of sporty gothic bondage look. Definitely a provocative look for the men who croons about the body and seducing the ladies home. Check out clips of Usher’s performances and if you are feeling the Rick Owens high top, they are currently available for purchase on oki-ni.