K-Pop Star J-Hope Models Fenty Puma Creepers Ahead of Billboard Music Awards Performance

Last year, Korean boy band BTS won Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, and now the K-pop sensation is nominated in the same category for the second year in a row.

And there’s little wonder why — the seven-member group has quite the social media presence — constantly posting selfies and snapshots from travels around the world as well as snippets of behind-the-scenes footage from shoots, videos and more.

Ahead of making history as the first K-pop band to perform at the BBMA’s this Sunday, where it will debut its new single, BTS’ Twitter shared a few photos of J-Hope spending time in Los Angeles yesterday in an unsurprisingly stylish ensemble complete with Fenty x Puma Cleated Creepers.

It’s really no wonder that J-Hope would be rocking Pumas, as the chart-topping group recently took its partnership with the brand (they linked up in 2015) to the next level by launching a new sneaker collab. The range, which dropped in Korea in March and will be available globally come July, includes a remix of the classic Puma Turin sneakers and other sportswear basics.

However, for the 24-year-old Korean rapper’s photo shoot, he showed off Rihanna’s hugely popular platform creeper sneakers featuring a translucent sole and a bright blue and neon green upper. J-Hope pulled the look together with baggy denim pants and a coordinating denim shirt boasting white stripes and a large yellow patch with black print.

bts 2017 billboard music awards
BTS on the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
CREDIT: Shutterstock

BTS will debut a single at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards just two days after releasing its “Love Yourself: Tear” album on May 18. You can catch the awards live this Sunday airing at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

fenty puma, cleated creeper, sneakers
Fenty x Puma cleated creeper.
CREDIT: Courtesy

Want more?

This Korean Boy Band Remixed Classic Puma Sneakers for a Collab That Will Debut in the USA

K-Pop Music Influencers Are Having a Moment With Sneakers

What You Need to Know About K-Pop Band BTS Before the Billboard Music Awards

TOMS Sponsored By TOMS

Building Business to Improve Lives

TOMS discusses its approach to mental health awareness and female empowerment through impact initiatives in the footwear segment.
Learn More

Access exclusive content