Lexus UX with White Nike Air Force 1 Tires | CarMojo

Lexus UX with White Nike Air Force 1 Tires The one-off Lexus UX is riding tires are modeled
after the John Elliott x Nike AF1 kicks. The Lexus UX is aimed at younger consumers
and this has sparked a unique partnership with designer John Elliott. While Elliott isn’t exactly a household
name, he’s responsible for high-end footwear such as the $150 (£116 / €133) John Elliott
x Nike Air Force 1 (AF1) shoe and the $198 (£154 / €175) Suicoke Motor sandal. The idea of a three figure sandal is a bit
perplexing, but Elliott’s partnership with Lexus had him trying to capture the “sole
of the UX.” Since the crossover doesn’t wear shoes,
Lexus settled a set on bespoke tires. The tires drawn inspiration from the aforementioned
shoe and attempt to recreate their “classic silhouette” while also “embodying the
spirit of clean, purposeful, and modern design.” That sounds like a lot of nonsense, but the
tires feature an eye-catching white design as well as “double-stitched leather and
a stepped metal air valve evocative of his stacked metal lace tip.” The tires are fitted to a white UX which features
two-tone wheels with contrasting white lug nuts. The tires don’t sound very durable, but
Lexus noted the UX was “crafted for the city” and is built for the “modern urban
explorer” who is seeking a fresh and contemporary luxury vehicle. The Sole of the UX will make appearances at
a number of events later this year and Elliott said “It’s fun to partner with brands
that typically live outside the fashion community because it allows us to evolve and continue
to push our own boundaries.” The Lexus UX is currently on sale and pricing
starts at $32,000. The entry-level UX 200 features a 2.0-liter
four-cylinder engine that produces 169 hp (126 kW / 171 PS) and 151 lb-ft (204 Nm) of
torque. Customers can also order a hybridized 2.0-liter
four-cylinder engine that produces a combined output of 181 hp (135 kW / 183 PS).

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