March 24, 2019

Lexus Partners with Streetwear Designer to Create Bespoke Tyres on First UX

A Lexus UX wearing the bespoke tyres designed by John Elliott
A Lexus UX wearing the bespoke tyres designed by John Elliott

To celebrate the launch of the 2019 UX luxury compact crossover, Lexus has partnered with designer John Elliott to create the ‘Sole of the UX’ — custom tyres inspired by his x Nike AF1 shoe.

Lexus says 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.’

An all-white UX fitted with the tyres was revealed at New York Fashion Week. The tyres include white on white layers, double-stitched leather and a stepped metal air valve.

“The first-ever Lexus UX was engineered and designed for the city,” said Lisa Materazzo, Lexus vice president of marketing. “We wanted to push that concept even further by creating the ultimate homage to urban style: tyres inspired by classic, street-style sneakers.”