The automotive industry continues to play a role in the streetwear world, especially in the form of sneaker collaborations. To celebrate the launch of the 2021 IS, Lexus teamed up with the custom sneaker designers at RTFKT to create a one-of-one shoe featuring design elements inspired by the IS 350 F Sport Dynamic Handling Package. The virtual design presents a minimalistic silhouette that boasts performance and traction, just as Lexus intended with its 2021 IS collection. Aesthetically, the sneaker incorporates areas of the vehicle like the signature spindle grille and carbon fiber rear spoiler, while the styling reflects the paint code and performance accents. The sneaker collaboration by Lexus x RTFKT was documented by entertainment media company Complex titled “Rubber & Sole”, a three-part video series following the creative process. Although we aren’t able to purchase a pair, it’s still a step forward in the world of automotive sneaker collaborations.
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