Nike said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit against the New York City company behind the “Satan Shoes” promoted by Lil Nas X in conjunction with the rapper.
The sneaker giant filed the lawsuit against MSCHF Product Studio last week, accusing the company of trademark infringement on the black and red shoes that use the Nike Air Max 97 as a base. The shoe is customized with a gold pentagram and a flowing sole that is said to contain a drop of human blood.
The phrase “Luke 10:18” is printed on the sneakers – representing a biblical passage referring to Satan’s descent from heaven.
“Having already achieved its artistic goal, MSCHF recognized that a settlement was the best way to get out of this lawsuit so that it could devote its time to new artistic and expressive projects,” an MSCHF attorney said in a statement. Fox News.
The shoes – which cost $ 1,018 per pair – will be recalled. The company made 666 pairs, 665 of which were sold and shipped to customers before a temporary restraining order was heard last week, MSCHF attorneys said.
In its application, Nike argued that the shoes were harmful to its brand and confused customers who may have believed they were made by Nike.
“MSCHF has changed these shoes without Nike’s permission,” Nike said in a statement. “As part of the settlement, Nike has asked MSCHF, and MSCHF has agreed, to initiate a voluntary recall to buy back all Satan Shoes and Jesus Shoes at their original retail prices in order to remove them from circulation.”
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MSCHF debuted its holy water-filled Jesus Shoes in 2019.