John Elliott, Lexus Unveil Nike AF-1’s Inspired Tires For First-Ever Lexus UX

(TIML SAUCE) John Elliott’s New York Fashion Week show featured more than just apparel and highly coveted sneakers like the all-new gold Nike LeBron Icon.

In addition to the streetwear and kicks, Elliott also partnered with Lexus to create the “Sole of the UX” custom tires inspired by his Nike Air Force 1 collab.


The collaboration features an all-white Lexus UX with custom tire 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.

Other elements of the Air Force 1, including the iconic sole pattern can be seen throughout the tire’s design.


“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: tires inspired by classic, street-style sneakers.”

“We were excited to merge the streetwear narrative and design cues of our Air Force 1 with a brand like Lexus. We’re thankful they’ve allowed us to use this moment to celebrate the arts and to bring extra energy to our take on a classic,” said John Elliott. “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.”


At the NYFW event, Elliott showcased several different styles of the John Elliott x Nike AF1 created by artists Actual Source, Hassan Rahim, Matt McCormick, and Yung Jake.

These one-of-a-kind custom sneakers were auctioned off at the event with all proceeds benefiting Inner-City Arts, an organization based in downtown Los Angeles with a mission to provide access to arts education for LA’s most underserved youth.