Nike sues company behind Lil Nas X’s blood-filled ‘Satan Shoes’

Nike was quick to distance itself from the questionable trainers, amid concerns they could be seen to be endorsing Satanism.

Nike is suing the creators of a pair of so-called “Satan Shoes” launched by rapper Lil Nas X for copyright infringement.

The black and red Nike Air Max 97s, customised by quirky art brand MSCHF, feature a pentagram – a symbol of Satanism – on top and it is claimed that each shoe contains “one drop” of human blood in the sole.

The trainers – unveiled with Lil Nas X on Monday – also feature a reference to bible verse Luke 10:18 on the side, which says: “He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven’.”

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