Streetwear collective RTFKT partnered with Lexus to create a pair of sneakers inspired by the auto manufacturer’s 2021 IS 350 F Sport Dynamic Handling Package. The team modeled the shoe after the car’s athletic stance, slim headlights, carbon fiber spoiler and even its bold color schemes. Artists first selected a base with a sole closely resembling a tire for their custom silhouette, complete with a front shaped like the vehicle’s signature spindle grille and sporting 3D printed material imitating the carbon fiber spoiler of the car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Spin it around to the sides and the sneaker showcases the Black NuLuxe with light gray stitching from the seats and a middle silver stripe inspired by the details of the headlights. Plus, an F SPORT branded tag was added to the side, while a Lexus badge covers the top Velcro strap. Finishing things off, a vibrant blue hue was selected for the sneaker that most closely resembles Grecian Water, a new color for Lexus in 2021.
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We wanted to make sure when the audience looks at the sneaker they instantly know it is the IS. All the intricate design elements come together, and at a first glance it’s a neckbreaker,” said Chris Le, creative director and co-founder of RTFKT.