Lil Nas X‘s Satan Shoes won’t see the light of day, because although Nike settled its lawsuit against the manufacturer of the merch … the shoe giant really won the battle to block the controversial kicks.
Nike tells TMZ … it’s reached an agreement with MSCHF, the company producing the custom shoes based on Nike’s Air Max 97. The so-called Satan Shoes were inspired by Lil Nas’ demonic-themed music video for his new song, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).”
The footwear giant tells us the settlement calls for MSCHF to launch a voluntary recall to buy back all Satan Shoes it’s sold for their original retail prices in order to remove them from circulation.
Remember … MSCHF was hawking the limited-edition kicks for $1,018 a pop, an ode to the bible scripture emblazoned on the side, Luke 10:18, which references Satan’s banishment from heaven. Buyers snatched up all 666 pairs within minutes after last month’s release. The shoes feature an inverted cross, bronze pentagram and a drop of human blood.
As we reported … Nike filed suit against MSCHF last week, claiming MSCHF was infringing on its trademarks by selling the altered Air Max 97 without Nike’s authorization. A judge had already granted Nike an injunction to block all future sales of the shoes.
As part of the settlement, Nike says anyone who doesn’t return their Satan Shoes for a full refund will have to contact MSCHF if they encounter a product issue, defect or health concern.