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.
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
We’ve turned George Floyd, a criminal drug addict, into an icon.
We are promoting Satan shoes to wear on our feet.
We’ve got Cardi B named as woman of the year.
But we’re convinced it’s white supremacy that’s keeping black America behind.
How stupid can we be?
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 28, 2021