Lexus has collaborated with streetwear designer, John Elliott, in creating bespoke tyres inspired by the Nike AF1 shoe.
To celebrate the launch of the first ever UX, a luxury compact crossover engineered for the city, Lexus partnered with designer John Elliott to create the 'Sole of the UX' - custom tyres inspired by his John Elliott x Nike AF1 shoe.
The tyres reimagine the classic silhouette of the John Elliott x Nike AF1 sneaker, with a clean, purposeful and modern design The first ever UX was crafted for the city and the 'modern urban explorer' - those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving.
The tyres reimagine the classic silhouette of Elliott's sneaker, embodying the spirit of clean, purposeful, and modern design. Tyres that, like the crossover itself, are inspired by and designed for the city.
Revealed at Elliott's New York Fashion Week afterparty on 9 February, the collaboration features an all-white UX with custom tyre details inspired by Elliott's design, including white on white layers, double-stitched leather and a stepped metal air valve evocative of his stacked metal lace tip.
At the event, Elliott showcased unique iterations of the John Elliott x Nike AF1 by artists Actual Source, Hassan Rahim, Matt McCormick, and Yung Jake - all pioneers in their respective fields. Using the John Elliott x Nike AF1 as their canvases, these one-of-a-kind custom sneakers were auctioned off at the event with all proceeds benefiting Inner-City Arts, an organisation based in downtown Los Angeles with a mission to provide access to arts education for the city's most underserved youth.