Mar 30, 2021
Nike sues Lil Nas X over blood-filled 'Satan Shoes'
MSCHF. Nike is suing rapper Lil Nas X and art collective MSCHF over a controversial pair of "Satan Shoes" that contain a drop of real human blood in the soles. The $1,018 trainers, which feature an inverted cross, a pentagram and the words "Luke 10:18", were made using modified Nike Air Max 97s. MSCHF released 666 pairs of the shoes on Monday on its app and says they sold out in less than a minute. The sports shoe giant says in a filing with the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York that it does not approve or authorise the customised Satan Shoes. MSCHF. Nike is asking the court to stop MSCHF from selling the shoes and prevent them from using its famous Swoosh design mark. "In fact, there is already evidence of significant confusion and dilution occurring in the marketplace, including calls to boycott Nike in response to the launch of MSCHF's Satan Shoes based on the mistaken belief that Nike has authorised or approved this product."
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