Fashion. This single most dangerous word that has lead to atrocities like the ripped jeans and people wearing shoulder pads in their daily lives. But, fashion at times has also given inspiration to beautiful and amazing things such as the “Sole of the Lexus UX”.
What was Lexus thinking?
This is not the first time that the fashion industry has come together with the automobile industry. Back in the day, the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos edition was all the rage. Even Nike wanted in on the action and hence created the DMC Delorean DMC-12 shoes.
Inspired by the iconic fictional car, every aspect of the shoes was skillfully used to showcase the features of the Delorean. The tail-light inspired soles and the gray colored exterior look extremely cool and definitely remind one of the Delorean. Nike did not stop at this though. They also went ahead and created the Air Jordan 32 Rossa Corsa. While both of them were special, they were nothing like the “Sole of the Lexus UX”.
What is the “Sole of the Lexus UX”?
Before I tell you that, I would like to mention that the Lexus UX is a crossover luxury SUV. Therefore, to make it even more luxurious Lexus sought out John Elliott. Who’s John you ask? John is the designer of custom Nike Air Force One shoes.
These beautiful shoes come with an all-white exterior and feature beautiful patterns. They retail at $150 a pair and are sold out on Nike’s website. What does this have to do with the Lexus UX though?
This has everything to do with the Lexus UX as the car manufacturer has decided to debut immaculate white tires inspired by those shoes.
What was John’s opinion of the project?
John Elliott even said that he was excited to merge the street-wear narrative and design cues of his AF1 with a brand like Lexus. He also mentioned that it was fun to partner with brands that usually live out of the fashion community as it allowed him to innovate.
I must agree as well. These white tires paired with the all white monochromatic version of the Lexus UX are a definite showstopper.
What’s the cost?
There is no pricing available as these are not meant for sale. A few iterations of these tires were auctioned off as a part of the debut. Hassan Rahim, Matt Mccormick and Yung Jake were the creators if these iterations. The proceeds from each were sent to a charity organization that supports underprivileged youth.
Also, another reason for them not being available for normal purchase is that while white is easy to maintain on a sneaker but on a tire it might just be a bit too hard.