‘Satan Shoes’ launched by Lil Nas X, which contained a drop of blood, to be recalled after Nike’s trial | World news

The shoes have a reference to a Bible verse.  Photo: MSCHF

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The so-called “Satan shoes” which allegedly contained a drop of human blood must be recalled following a lawsuit filed by Nike.

Lil Nas X, a rapper, helped toss the shoes, which were based on the Nike Air Max 97.

Nike had brought a trademark infringement action against MSCHF Product Studio, the sellers of the shoes.

A pentagram, symbol of Satanism, adorns the top of the shoes. Photo: MSCHF

As part of the settlement, the shoes will be recalled and buyers will be reimbursed by MSCHF “to remove them from circulation”.

Only 666 pairs were made, and they sold for $ 1,018 (£ 741) per set.

The black and red trainers also had the words “Luke 10:18” printed on it – a reference to a Bible verse that alludes to Satan’s fall from heaven.

They also had the Nike check mark on them.

In addition to the Satan shoes, refunds will also be offered by MSCHF to those who purchased the Jesus shoes, also based on the Air Max 97, launched in 2019.

Limited edition shoes like these become collector’s items and can fetch values ​​several times the original price in the second-hand market.

The shoes have a reference to a verse from the Bible. Photo: MSCHF

David Bernstein, chairman of the intellectual property litigation group at Debevoise & Plimpton and representative for MSCHF, said the artistic messages MSCHF hoped the shoes would convey were “greatly amplified” by the Nike lawsuit.

He said: “MSCHF intended to comment on the absurdity of the culture of collaboration practiced by some brands and the pernicious nature of intolerance.

“Having achieved its artistic goal, MSCHF is happy to have resolved the lawsuit. “

Lil Nas X was not on the list of defendants in the litigation.

He was supposed to choose a special recipient from a pair of shoes, but was unable to do so when a Brooklyn judge halted sales on April 1.

Nike claimed that even those who collected the shoes did not know who made the Satan shoes.

Lil Nas X and 2019
Lil Nas X and 2019

MSCHF said the shoes were “individually numbered works of art” and were not confusing.

Lil Nas X released a devil-themed video for his song Montero (Call Me By Your Name) in March.

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