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Lil Nas X & MSCHF “Satan Shoes” Results in Nike Trademark Suit

Lil Nas X and MSCHF ( a collective of artists) collaborated to create “Satan Shoes”, which are a modified version of Nike Air Max 97s.  The shoes are a limited drop with only 666 pairs being sold and cost $1,108.  The price point of $1,018 is a reference to the Bible verse Luke 10:18, which describes Satan’s fall from Heaven. The shoes feature the Bible verse, Luke 10:18, stitched in red on the side of the shoe, a pentagram piece over the shoelaces, and include one drop of human blood from the MSCHF artists themselves in the sole of the shoe. 

All 666 pairs of “Satan Shoes” sold out quickly on the day of the release.  

MSCHF has released modified Nike shoes before and hasn’t faced legal issues with the popular sportswear brand prior to the release of the new “Satan Shoes.” The shoes have received mixed reviews from the public due to the fact that they have satanic symbols on them and send a potentially dangerous message to children.  

Nike was not affiliated with the collaboration/modification of the “Satan Shoes” released by MSCHF. In fact, Nike has taken legal action due to the backlash that the shoes, and Nike itself, have received. 

Lil Nas X was not named as the defendant in the suit but did release an apology video on Youtube. The “Satan Shoes” release coincides with Lil Nas X’s latest single Montero (Call Me By Your Name).  Lil Nas X has received backlash for the music video for “Montero” and his involvement in the “Satan Shoes”. 

 Nike has clarified that they have no affiliation with Lil Nas X or MSCHF.

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