Nike has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the designer of Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes, which were released to social media furor on Monday.
The “Old Town Road” singer collaborated with the Brooklyn-based streetwear company MSCHF on the limited Satan Shoe release. Only 666 pairs of shoes went on sale today for $1,018, a reference to Luke 10:18, a Bible verse about Satan’s fall from heaven. The shoes immediately sold out, according to MSCHF.
The controversial, modified Nike Air Max 97s are decorated with a pentagram pendant, pentagram designs on the heel and an inverted cross on the tongue pull-tab. The sole air bubble contains 60 cc ink and one drop of human blood, according to a statement from MSCHF.
A Nike company spokesperson confirmed the legal action against the company on Monday in a statement emailed to USA TODAY.