After the controversial collaboration between Lil Nas X and the N.Y.-based contemporary art company MSCHF. Nike has filed a lawsuit to call back ever sold pieces of the Six hundred and sixty six custom Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, reworked into “Satan Shoes.”
Less regarding the fact that the demon themed sneakers actually contains ‘Human Blood’, variety of pentagrams and satanic inclinations. Nike is suing the art company for misleading consumers into thinking the “Satan Shoes” were officially released in collaboration with Nike, or perhaps approved by Nike for official release.
Nike also disclosed that they never had consent for the release of the shoes which appeared in Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” music video. The debut which has sparked enough controversy for the company to disapprove. Featuring a Bible scripture from Luke 10:18, which speaks of how Satan fell from heaven like a lightning. Each piece contains a drop of blood in the bubble, a bronze pentagram and an inverted cross, with the image of a demon on the shoebox.
The “Satan Shoes” were priced and being sold at $1,018 Dollars. Released in stock in 666 pairs. Despite the fact that Nike has forced Lil Nas X and MSCHF to call back every sold piece of the sneakers, there are still over 100 pairs available on eBay listed by resellers, with prices ranging between $3,000 and $20,000.
While the N.Y.-based contemporary art company MSCHF has been involved in so many art collaborations. The company is also responsible for the release of the “Jesus Shoes” that was released in 2019. The shoes which actually contained a ‘holy water.’