So when the Big Lita first came out- there were a lot of negative reactions; people were saying that Jeffrey Campbell had copied the UNIF Hellbounds, but the funny thing is; when the Hellbounds were first released everyone was saying that UNIF copied Jeffrey Campbell -_-
In truth; Lita's, Hellbounds and Big Lita's were all inspired by Charles Anastase Dungeon Boots.
So everyone has been wondering; how do the Big Lita's compare to the Hellbounds in terms of comfort, size and wearability? Hopefully this post can help answer that; if you have any other questions please leave a comment and I'll try to answer them :)
Firstly lets look at the original Lita vs the Big Lita; I remember unboxing my first ever pair of Lita's; my first thought was "wow they're huge"now; looking at the Lita next to the Big Lita; they seem tiny.
The main differences between the two are the platform and heel heights and the side zipper on the Big Lita, which also features a monster chunky (black, not wood) heel like the Hellbounds.
The overall shape; lace up platform bootie is pretty similar. Both are very comfortable and easy to walk in- usually no worries there with any JC Shoe.
I had some requests to post a comparison of the Hellbounds vs Lita a while ago which can be found here, a lot of those points are similar when comparing the Hellbound to the Big Lita.
Personally; I would say that the Big Lita is a more 'girly' and streamline version of the Hellbound.
The Big Lita seems sleeker, where the Hellbounds seem more grunge/goth.
One advantage of the Big Lita is the laces are secured through actual holes; rather than the rivets used on the Hellbounds, which can often slip of and unravel when you walk.
The Big Lita is also not as tight as the Hellbounds, the side zipper is much better on the Big Lita too- easy to slip your foot in and out, I find I have to still unlace my Hellbounds half way to get my foot in.
One think I do prefer on the Hellbounds however is the thick laces which can be swapped around to create different looks.
In conclusion; I love all three designs, they all have there own unique features despite all being a similar style boot; if you love one you will probably also love the others :)
5 Inch Heel
2 Inch Platform
Comes in a huge multitude of colours
Brushed Leather Upper
6 Inch Heel
2.75 Inch Platform
More colours to come
Suede Leather Upper
6 Inch Heel
3 Inch Platform
Comes with interchangeable coloured laces
Rivet Lace Up
Comes in 8 different colours