For the first time, Concepts joined forces with Italian-based Diadora on the Concepts x Diadora N9000 “Lira” in October, 2015. Named after the Italian currency, the Lira, the Diadora N9000 was specifically inspired by the colors of the most valuable on Italy’s currency, the 500,000 Lira. The bill itself was such an inspiration that it is printed on the custom insoles of the Lira N.9000. Using incredibly high quality suede, the upper blends together a mix of pastels and tonal beige to create the effect of the 500,000 Italian bill. Furthermore, rather than the traditional N.9000 adorning the lateral side of the rear shoe panel, instead the Lira dons 500000. The Diadora branding is instead relocated to the back heel and is stitched in green reflective 3M against the green suede heel panel and light blue heel tab. Rope laces and a mixed grey and salmon outsolde finish off the shoe agains a white, pale yellow and salmon-hit midsole. Released only via Concepts online web shop and in-store at their Cambridge, Massachusetts location, the Lira Diadora retailed for $200. Perfect for the Spring months, the Concepts x Diadora N9000 “Lira” uses a mix of pastel colors soaked into high-quality suede to emit a luxurious look and feel worthy of a 500,000 Lira note.