January 14, 2010 BY John Kim
The mantra of the minds behind Hellz Bellz: “Confront conformity, tear down boundaries, and rewrite the rules.” There’s no doubt that Hellz Bellz label owner Lanie Alabanza followed through with her claims; just take a look at the eyebrow-raising colourways of womens Vans. Lanie gives the Vans Hadley a bad-to-the-bone motorcycle boot makeover, made complete by the deep black leather and biker-gear zippers. The Hellz Bellz proverb “A crime for all seasons” is also etched on the front section of the midsole. The Vans Sophie is a traditional saddle shoe given a hardcore gritty-luxury treatment, with the distressed gold and silver accents. As Lanie says, “kill that cutesey, helpless, damsel in distress noise”. With these two super-slick designs, we hear ya loud and clear. via Nitrolicious.