Nike distanced themselves from rapper Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoe’ yesterday with a statement saying they did not produce the shoe. Now, they’ve gone one step further and sued the company that took Nike shoes and customized them to be the ‘Satan Shoes’ with a drop of blood in the sole. They are suing MSCHF for copyright infringement and dilution.
MSCHF’s co-founder was asked last week about the legality of selling the custom shoe saying it is “totally legal”…
Talked to MSCHF last week before they unveiled the Nike Satan sneaker customs and asked them about the legality of selling them. This is what MSCHF co-founder Daniel Greenberg said then: pic.twitter.com/autTIlkYYZ
— brendandunne (@brendandunne) March 29, 2021
Nike is suing MSCHF for copyright infringement and dilution:
— SAINT (@saint) March 29, 2021
The shoe was priced at over one thousand dollars and sold out in just under one minute:
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE ‘SATAN SHOE’ AND NIKE:
According to the Daily Mail, Nike has denied they had any involvement in the production of the “Satan Shoe” that is causing a stir:
Lil Nas X has collaborated with streetwear company MSCHF on a pair of ‘Satan Shoes,’ of which only 666 pairs have been made.
The sneakers also contain a drop of human blood in the sole, drawn from members of the MSCHF team.
Shoes modified Nike Air Max 97s and contain a reference to a Bible verse that tells of Satan’s fall from heaven, Luke 10:18.
Nike quickly issued a statement distancing themselves from the Satan Shoes, denying any involvement, as they are MSCHF’s modifications of existing shoes.
‘We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them,’ the company stressed in a statement.
The pièce de résistance is the fact that each shoe supposedly contains one drop of actual human blood that sloshes around in the sole along with some red ink.
All of this is being done in order to self-aggrandize and monetize a rapper named Lil Nas X and a company named MSCHF:
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
It must be noted that MSCHF also produced a Jesus-themed shoe in 2019 with holy water sloshing around in the sole. So, for them, it appears this is just a marketing gimmick to sell a shoe and market whoever does the silly art for the box and inserts.
These are all just shoes. And art. Nobody really cares.
But, the question remains: where is the woke outrage over such an intentionally offensive display designed to offend Christians while other religions, like Islam, are coddled and cartoons of Muhammad are banned?