Judge issues temporary restraining order against creators of “Satan Shoes” after Nike lawsuit

A judge has issues a temporary restraining order stopping the sale of “Satan Shoes” after Nike filed a lawsuit against the brand MSCHF who created them in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X.

Nike argued  MSCHF customized the Nike Air Max 97 without their approval and their customized Nike shoes would would ultimately cause “confusion and dilution.” Nike attorney Kyle Schneider told the judge “there’s no bright line but the more famous the mark and we think Nike’s swoosh is one of most famous mark of all time the more protection it is afforded.”

MSCHF’s lawyers argued there are “no statements that Nike is affiliated” with the “Satan Shoes” and that all the shoes have already shipped.

The shoes have caused a cultural debate with celebrities, influencers, and politicians weighing in.