Nike files trademark lawsuit over Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes

Nike has filed a federal trademark lawsuit against the company that produced a line of “Satan Shoes” in collaboration with Lil Nas X. The shoes are customised Nike Air Max 97s and were allegedly designed without the sportswear giant’s permission. Brooklyn-based MSCHF is responsible for the footwear, which features a […]

Nike has filed a federal trademark lawsuit against the company that produced a line of “Satan Shoes” in collaboration with Lil Nas X.

The shoes are customised Nike Air Max 97s and were allegedly designed without the sportswear giant’s permission.

Brooklyn-based MSCHF is responsible for the footwear, which features a drop of human blood mixed with ink in an air bubble on each shoe. According to The New York Times, six MSCHF employees donated blood for use in the project.

Each shoe also contains a pentagram ornament, an inverted cross and the inscription “Luke 10:18”, referencing the Bible verse in which Satan falls from heaven.

Appropriately enough, each pair were available for $1,018. All 666 units sold out in under a minute.

Lil Nas X released the shoes as a tie-in with his latest track, ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’. The shoes emulate the satanic theme of the song’s music video, which sees the rapper sliding into hell via a fireman’s pole and giving Satan a lap dance.

The clip was met with criticism upon its release last week, to which Lil Nas X responded, “me sliding down a CGI pole isn’t what’s destroying society.”

“Nike files the lawsuit to maintain control of its brand, to protect its intellectual property, and to clear the confusion and dilution in the marketplace by setting the record straight – Nike has not and does not approve or authorize MSCHF’s customized Satan Shoes,” Nike’s lawsuit, filed on Monday (March 29), read.

“Nike requests that the Court immediately and permanently stop MSCHF from fulfilling all orders for its unauthorized Satan Shoes”.

Lil Nas X has not been named as a defendant in the lawsuit, but has poked fun at Nike’s decision to sue on social media.

The post Nike files trademark lawsuit over Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes appeared first on NME.

ASNF

Next Post

Rebel Wilson says she faces 'challenge' to keep her 27kg weight loss off

Tue Mar 30 , 2021
Rebel Wilson knows the hard work is still ahead of her after dropping 27kg in 2020. Wilson, 41, stopped by Good Morning America to discuss her health overhaul and how she plans on sustaining her healthier lifestyle. “Now the challenge is to keep it off. I’ve never successfully in my […]