Lawsuit against “Lil Nas X” settled by Nike

With the release of, rapper, Lil Nas X’s “satan shoes”, Nike files a lawsuit for trademark infringemt.

By Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Staff Writer

Upon releasing his new song ‘Montero’, Lil Nas X collaborated with the brand MSCHF to create his Satan Shoes. The shoes featured a pentagram charm on the shoelaces, what they claim to be human blood in the soles, a bible passage, the numbers 666, and a Nike swoosh. The shoes model the infamous Nike Airmax 97. Nike filed a lawsuit claiming that the shoes damaged their image and trademark infringement.

After the release of the shoes, Nike immediately filed a lawsuit and shortly after got a restraining order to stop the packaging or mailing preventing the remaining shoes from being shipped out.

MSCHF agreed to buy back both types of shoes at their original retail prices “in order to remove them from circulation,” Nike said. “If any purchasers were confused, or if they otherwise want to return their shoes, they may do so for a full refund,” the company said. “Purchasers who choose not to return their shoes and later encounter a product issue, defect, or health concern should contact MSCHF, not Nike.”

Nike announced on Thursday, April 8, that they settled the lawsuit. MSCHF agreed to issue a voluntary recall on all shoes as a condition of the settlement. MSCHF also agreed to recall the ‘Jesus Shoes’, another modified Nike shoe, that was released in 2019.