Lil Nas X has been causing quite a stir lately, ever since he released his controversial music video for “Montero.” Right now, the 21-year-old singer is making headlines for launching a new pair of shoes in collaboration with Brooklyn-based company MSCHF Product Studio called “Satan Shoes,” of which only 666 pairs will be released in time for Holy Week.
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These “Satan Shoes” are essentially a custom pair of Nike Air Max ’97, featuring a bronze pentagram, a reference to bible verse Luke 10:18 which details Satan’s Fall, and red ink mixed with a drop of human blood in the midsole.
As one could expect, Nike was not happy about it.
Nike is reportedly suing MSCHF for trademark infringement and dilution, alleging that “the Satan Shoes were produced without Nike’s approval or authorization.” The shoe company also clarified that they are “in no way connected with this project.”
MSCHF confirmed this by saying, “We confirm that we did not work with Nike. They had zero involvement with the shoe.”
The statement comes after Nike received calls for a boycott from people who were offended by Lil Nas X’s shoe release. As of writing, the entire line had already sold out. Each pair cost US$1,018 (approximately PHP 49,317.52).
MSCHF x Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” 🏹
👟Nike Air Max ’97
🩸Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood
🗡️666 Pairs, individually numbered
🗓️March 29th, 2021 pic.twitter.com/XUMA9TKGSX
— SAINT (@saint) March 26, 2021
Prior to this, MSCHF released a similar line called “Jesus Shoes” which were custom white Nike Air Max ’97s that contained holy water in the sole. Nike did not sue the company for that.
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