Skip to Content

Judge orders Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan shoes’ off the market

MGN_1280x720_10329P00-XNZBG
Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes" said to contain human blood, Photo Date: March 26, 2021
MGN_1280x720_90524P00-XSHFP
Lil Nas X - A rapper, singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He's best known for his country rap single "Old Town Road", Photo Date: May 17, 2019

(CNN) - It looks like Nike has won the battle over Lil Nas X's limited edition Satan shoe and could win the war.

On Thursday, the federal judge granted Nike's temporary restraining order against the New York art collective MSCHF.

That means for now, the $1,000 Satanic-themed shoes can not be sold and orders cannot be filled.

Nike sued the design company on Monday.

RELATED: Lil Nas X responds to uproar over ‘Satan’ shoes

Its lawyers argue consumers associated Nike with the devilish shoes and even threatened to boycott them.

The shoe giant claims the Satanic association dilutes its famous Nike swoosh.

MSCHF's attorneys compared the 666 pairs of modified shoes to art, and said every pair except one had already been shipped.

The judge said the case will continue, but it's likely Nike will prevails in its trademark claims.

Author Profile Photo

CNN

Skip to content