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People, including a bunch of celebrities, took to social media to express their outrage after news of Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” surfaced and Nike wants no part of it.
“We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF,” Nike said in a statement. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
This isn’t hard.
When someone asks you if they can make “Satan Shoes” under your brand…
YOU SAY NO.
— Amber Krabach For WA (@AK4WA) March 28, 2021
The “Old Town Road” artist is collaborating with a streetwear company called MSCHF which is helping him create the shoe which goes on sale today. The kicks are a pair of modified Nike Air Max 97s which are decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to Luke 10:18, a verse in the Bible that speaks on Satan’s fall from heaven.
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
The company will only release 666 pairs, and each contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood.
MSCHF also previously released a pair of modified Nike Air Max 97s they called “Jesus Shoes” which contained what they described as holy water in its sole drawn from the River Jordan.