It appears that no one will be able to buy Lil Nas X’s infamous “Satan Shoes” for the time being.
Last week the “Old Town Road” rapper went viral when he announced the release of custom Nike Air Max 97 in partnership with MSCHF that featured demonic imagery and “a drop of human blood” to promote the highly controversial music video Montero (Call Me By Your Name.)
MSCHF x Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes" 🏹
👟Nike Air Max '97
🩸Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood
🗡️666 Pairs, individually numbered
🗓️March 29th, 2021 pic.twitter.com/XUMA9TKGSX
— SAINT (@saint) March 26, 2021
Amid intense backlash from the Internet, Nike immediately released a statement denouncing the custom sneakers and even filed a complaint in court to get the shoes off the market.
Official @Nike statement in regards to the MSCHF x Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes"
“We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.” pic.twitter.com/nJjnNs54lf
— aGOODoutfit (@aGOODoutfit) March 28, 2021
Nike is suing MSCHF over the blood shoes: pic.twitter.com/inFLwU8k0q
— Kevin Draper (@kevinmdraper) March 29, 2021
TMZ is now reporting that a judge has granted Nike’s request for a temporary restraining order against MSCHF whichwill block the retailer from selling or shipping out orders of the “Satan Shoes.”
Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” likely won’t be on the feet of any of his fans soon, because Nike got a judge to shut down the selling of the controversial footwear … at least temporarily.
The court granted Nike’s request Thursday for a temporary restraining order against MSCHF — the company producing the shoe inspired by the rapper — which blocks it from fulfilling any orders.
Due to the restraining order, MSCHF will not be allowed to ship them to customers awaiting the shoe that the creative agency put their blood, sweat and tears in … literally blood!