words_Nick Engvall Being a Northern California native that's into cars and sneakers, I've been able to see the Fatlace Brand grow from an idea, to a license plate, and into one of the most respected purveyors of culture in the US today. As the only real company out there that does so, Fatlace crosses cultures like most of us cross our t's. In addition to helping bring some great events into the region, Fatlace has been a major part of bringing the likes of drifting, Honda Ruckus' and fixed gears to the popularity level that they are enjoying today. With that passion for motor sports and sneakers, the Fatlace team has once again taken a groundbreaking approach to their latest collaboration. Teaming up with the one of the most easily recognized brands in motor sport culture, Alpinestars, Fatlace has chosen one of the company's retro inspired sneakers as their latest canvas. The Shibuya silhouette was inspired by Japanese youth culture with a retro style that ties into the scooter and moped enthusiasts, making it a perfect choice for Fatlace's loyal fan base. The Fatlace Shibuya comes in a waterproof construction with a thin sole profile, making these great for spirited driving and drifting or short commutes around town on the two wheel gas-saver of your choice. Setting these apart from other Alpinestars Shibuya models, the Fatlace colorway combines black and white with bright blue and also features the Fatlace logo lasered on to the side panel. After nearly a year in the making, the Fatlace x Alpinestars Shibuya will be dropping next month at Apexinitiative.com for $179. Fatlace x Alpinestars Shibuya Fatlace x Alpinestars ShibuyaFatlace x Alpinestars ShibuyaFatlace x Alpinestars Shibuya