The ‘Satan Shoes’ – which allegedly contain a drop of human blood – are set to be recalled as part of a Nike lawsuit.
The shoes were designed as a collaboration between the rapper Lil Nas X and the New York art collective MSCHF.
As well as the alleged human blood, the shoes also had the words ‘Luke 10:18’ on them, referencing the Bible verse – “So He told them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven’.”
The shoes were launched last month, and the limited edition set of reportedly sold out in under a minute at £741 per set. They were based on the Nike Air Max 97.
However, Nike told CNN that it had no involvement in the creation of the shoes.
The company said: “We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF.
“Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
Now, MSCHF have issued a voluntary recall for the shoes as part of a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Nike.
Nike won the lawsuit on April 1, which prevented the art collective from selling the shoes.
Lil Nas X owned one of the 666 pairs that were created, and was due to choose someone to send them to before the result of the lawsuit was announced.
MSCHF announce recall to customers
Complex reported an email sent out by MSCHF to those that bought either the ‘Satan Shoes’ or ‘Jesus Shoes’. The ‘Jesus Shoes’ were released back in 2019, sold for £3,000 a pair and contained holy water from the River Jordan in Israel.
It read: “As you may know, Nike filed a lawsuit against us regarding the Satan Shoes.
“We have agreed to settle the lawsuit.
“As part of the settlement, Nike has asked us, and we have agreed, to initiate a recall in order to remove the Satan Shoes and the Jesus Shoes from circulation.”
Customers will be offered full refunds as part of the recall.
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