Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes' collaboration sells out in less than a minute, Nike files lawsuit
Lil Nas X had one hell of a morning — and afternoon.
EW has confirmed that the rapper's "Satan Shoes," a collaboration with NYC art collective MSCHF on a custom design for Nike Air Max 97s, sold out Monday in less than a minute.
The controversial sneakers were released as part of the rollout of his long-awaited single "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)," which has a music video that features Lil Nas X sliding down a stripper pole to hell to seduce and then kill the devil.
The black shoes feature a bronze pentagram, have "Luke 10:18" along the sides, and contain one drop of human blood per pair. Fittingly, 666 pairs were made, with each shoe being individually numbered, all for a price tag of $1,018.
Although sales were brisk, the other shoe was quick to drop.
Nike confirmed Monday afternoon in a statement to EW that it "filed a trademark infringement and dilution complaint against MSCHF today related to the Satan Shoes." The company added, "We don't have any further details to share on pending legal matters. However, we can tell you we do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF. The Satan Shoes were produced without Nike's approval or authorization, and Nike is in no way connected with this project."
While Lil Nas X was not named as a defendant in the complaint, he responded to the development with several cheeky tweets.