A judge prevented American singer Lil Nas X’s “satanic shoes” from being shipped to customers.
This controversial sneaker is made from a drop of human blood and is made from a modified Nike Air Max 97s. It was sued by Nike for infringing and diluting its trademark.
Now, the judge has prevented the manufacturer MSCHF from shipping 666 pairs of shoes with a retail price of US$1
According to The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee has issued a temporary restraining order to Nike to prohibit the shoes from being shipped to customers.
Nike’s lawyers said that they “submitted evidence that even the delicate sports toe caps were confused by these shoes”, believing that it was made by Nike. And, “We have submitted a lot of (partial) evidence that some consumers say they will never buy Nike shoes again.”
At the same time, MSCHF said that due to the “sophistication” of Nike customers, such confusion is unlikely to occur.
MSCHF cited the “Rogers Vs Grimaldi” in the copyright case and believed that the shoes were “individually numbered works of art”, sold to collectors for $1,018 each, and resembled their previous release of Jesus shoes. The same, will be exhibited in the museum. And collection.
The order will remain effective until there is a more in-depth trial.
The appearance of Satan’s shoes is to coincide with the release of Lil Nas X’s song and video Montero (Call Me by Your Name). The video watched the dance steps of the singer and the devil, which has become a topic among public figures under the Republican Party.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem called the video “disgusting” and “perverted.” Conservative rights activist Candace Owens wrote on Twitter: “We We are pushing Satan shoes on our feet…but we firmly believe that white supremacy has been keeping the black America behind. How stupid are we?” Lil Nas X replied, “Don’t care, UR failed.”