Although the shoes were designed as a limited edition art project using Nike shoes as a basis, Nike accused MSCHF of trademark infringement and argued that “unauthorized” shoes, among others, “would create an erroneous association between MSCHF and Nike products ”.
According to Yahoo, the regulation obliges MSCHF to voluntarily buy back everything Satan shoes and the companion “Jesus’ shoes” which Lil Nas X jokingly claimed he created in response to those offended by devil-inspired shoes so they could be taken off the road.
The sportswear giant did not reveal more details about the statement, which appears below.
HuffPost reached out to Lil Nas X, who did not immediately respond.
It looks like he might be more focused on his 22nd birthday on Friday, based on this tweet he posted with a very specific birthday present request.
for my birthday tomorrow i want everyone on the planet to walk outside at 3pm est and twerk to montero simultaneously
– no 🏹 (@LilNasX) April 8, 2021