Nike Settles Lawsuit over Lil Nas X's Satan Shoes
Brooklyn design company MSCHF has asked customers to voluntarily return the sneakers
Published Apr 09, 2021Lil Nas X's Satan shoe reign has come to an end. Nike and the Brooklyn design company behind his controversial demonic shoes, MSCHF, have reached a court settlement over the unauthorized design — and now the shoes are being recalled.
As part of the agreement, MSCHF has agreed to ask customers to voluntarily return all 666 pairs of their Satan shoes for a full refund. The shoes were used as a promotional tool for Lil Nas X's chart-topping single "MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)," and were made using modified pairs of Nike's Air Max sneakers.
The settlement comes after Nike alleged in its lawsuit (filed March 31) that the Satanic shoes have already caused "significant confusion and dilution occurring in the marketplace, including calls to boycott Nike in response to the launch of MSCHF's Satan Shoes."
It's so far unclear how MSCHF is planning to handle the recall.
Nike's full statement [via The Hollywood Reporter] on the settlement reads:
Today, April 8th, Nike and MSCHF have agreed to settle the lawsuit.
As part of the settlement, Nike has asked MSCHF, and MSCHF has agreed, to initiate a voluntary recall to buy back any Satan Shoes and Jesus Shoes for their original retail prices, in order to remove them from circulation.
If any purchasers were confused, or if they otherwise want to return their shoes, they may do so for a full refund. Purchasers who choose not to return their shoes and later encounter a product issue, defect, or health concern should contact MSCHF, not Nike.
The parties are pleased to put this dispute behind them.