2015 was a huge year for west coast retailer Bait and heritage sneaker brand Diadora, yet somehow, the two never managed to cross paths until now. For their first-ever collaboration, Bait and Diadora present the "Notti Veneziane" N.9000.

Inspired by the rich culture found in Venice, the "Notti Veneziane" — or "Venetian Nights — N.9000 pulls elements from various nightlife mainstays, most notably carnival costumes and Italian masks. The result is a mix of materials like Italian cow leather, Italian nubuck, and snakeskin on a mostly dark color palette that combines shades of navy, burgundy, and purple, just to name a few. 

The made in Italy Bait x Diadora N.9000 "Notti Veneziane" drops this weekend on January 9 for $220 in store. Meanwhile, the online release take place through a raffle, and sign ups are now open here. Check out the kicks in detail, including a glimpse at the production process, below. 

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