Yesterday I saw a Murano wearing tires with raised white lettering and it got me thinking that you don’t see those all that often anymore. They’re still relatively common on pickups, but they’ve pretty much disappeared as OEM on anything else. I imagine that’s due in large part to increasing wheel size and corresponding decreases in sidewall height, but I wonder if it’s a bit of a fashion thing as well. They looked terribly out of place on that Murano. They’re like the jean shorts of the automotive world.