Seeking to bridge the gap between luxury and fashion, the sophisticated and stylish BELIENI brand raises the standard for sneakers by constructing a shoe with subtle and exquisite styling fit for individuals who yearn for upscale footwear without sacrificing classic design.Launching the brand in his own name, Belieni saw his dreams come to fruition in his initial creation for the brand.
Introducing the CalibreV1, Belieni’s first entry and original concept. Specifically designed for men with a larger step, the CalibreV1 is handcrafted in Italy by master artisans and features fine, hand-tanned Napa leather, sheep’s leather, and ethically sourced natural materials. An aggressive high-top design keeps the shoe both timeless and versatile. A woven suede canvas on the front of the shoe hide the laces and create a conservative, yet bold statement without sacrificing the opulent and eye-catching visage. Proving to be anything but a common sneaker, the Calibre V1 elevates the everyday shoe staples with embossed alligator leather, and IP copper ceramic hardware.
Originally from D.C., and a born craftsman with an inherent knack for drawing and design, Belieni began designing at a young age. Childhood drawings fueled his aspiration, and Belieni would eventually attain degrees in graphic design, industrial design, and fashion. Backing his passion with credentials, and after a stint working in private security, Belieni would eventually launch his own brand as an outlet for his passion and to satisfy a need in the shoe market for a high-end and practical sneaker.