Judge orders a company that customized Nike Air Max 97s with devilish images to STOP shipments

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A federal judge has granted Nike a temporary restraining order against an ‘art collective’ that released an unauthorized line of the company’s sneakers with ‘satanic details’.

Brooklyn-based collective, MSCHF, teamed up with rapper Lil Nas X to release 666 pairs of the so-called ‘Satan Shoes’ earlier this week.

The sneakers are updated Nike Air Max 97’s adorned with a pentagram pendant and an embroidered reference to Luke 10:18 – a bible verse about Satan’s fall from heaven.

They also reportedly contain a drop of human blood in the sole, which MSCHF co-founder Daniel Greenberg claimed he and his colleagues took care of themselves.

The custom kicks cost a whopping $ 1,018 per pair and sold out within minutes of its release on Monday. But hours after its release, Nike retaliated by filing a federal lawsuit for trademark infringement.

In a legal filing, the company claimed the shoes were “made without Nike’s approval or authorization, and Nike is in no way affiliated with this project.”

On Wednesday, a judge granted Nike a temporary restraining order, halting the shipping of the sneakers. However, according to. all almost all pairs of shoes have already been sent to buyers The Hollywood Reporter.

Nike suspects some of the sneakers were hipped after their lawsuit was filed Monday. The judge has not issued a recall at this stage.

A federal judge has granted Nike a temporary restraining order against an 'art collective' that released an unauthorized line of the company's sneakers with 'satanic details'.  Brooklyn-based collective, MSCHF, teamed up with rapper Lil Nas X to release 666 pairs of the so-called 'Satan Shoes' earlier this week.

A federal judge has granted Nike a temporary restraining order against an ‘art collective’ that released an unauthorized line of the company’s sneakers with ‘satanic details’. Brooklyn-based collective, MSCHF, teamed up with rapper Lil Nas X to release 666 pairs of the so-called ‘Satan Shoes’ earlier this week.

The $ 1,018 shoes reportedly contain a drop of human blood in the sole, courtesy of MSCHF co-founder Daniel Greenberg and company executives

The $ 1,018 shoes reportedly contain a drop of human blood in the sole, courtesy of MSCHF co-founder Daniel Greenberg and company executives

The $ 1,018 shoes reportedly contain a drop of human blood in the sole, courtesy of MSCHF co-founder Daniel Greenberg and company executives

Musician Lil Nas X poses with his custom Satan Shoes from MSCHF, which sold out all 666 available pairs almost immediately after their release Monday.

Musician Lil Nas X poses with his custom Satan Shoes from MSCHF, which sold out all 666 available pairs almost immediately after their release Monday.

Musician Lil Nas X poses with his custom Satan Shoes from MSCHF, which sold out all 666 available pairs almost immediately after their release Monday.

Nike stated in its lawsuit, “Decisions about which products to wear the ‘swoosh’ are by Nike, not third parties like MSCHF.

Nike is asking the court to immediately and permanently stop MSCHF from carrying out all orders for its unauthorized Satan Shoes. ‘

Nike asked the judge to order the destruction of the shoes and to award the sports seller all the profits that MSCHF earned from the sale.

A hearing to consider a lengthy preliminary injunction will not take place in the future.

Meanwhile, the sportswear giant has also released a statement saying, “ We have no relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF, ” the company said in a statement. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”

However, MSCHF claims it was not a trademark infringement as the shoes are not intended to work like regular Nike.

Lawyers for the collective stated that the Satan Shoes are “not typical sneakers, but rather individually numbered works of art sold to collectors for $ 1,018 each.”

The shoes are decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to a Bible verse about Satan's fall from heaven

The shoes are decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to a Bible verse about Satan's fall from heaven

The shoes are decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to a Bible verse about Satan’s fall from heaven

The news of the Satan Shoes sparked outrage from Christians on social media over Palm Sunday weekend

The news of the Satan Shoes sparked outrage from Christians on social media over Palm Sunday weekend

The news of the Satan Shoes sparked outrage from Christians on social media over Palm Sunday weekend

While Nike’s complaint was a trademark infringement, and not specific issues with the footwear’s anti-Christian coverage, they also noted social media criticism of the ‘Satan Shoes’ that could affect their brand.

The social media lawsuit criticized Nike as a result of the shoes, including a social media post saying, ‘Don’t buy Nike anymore’.

The release of the Satan Shoes coincides with Lil Nas X’s latest single, ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’, and its accompanying music video.

In the video, Lil Nas X is seduced from what looks like the Garden of Eden, falls into hell and gives the devil a lap dance. As of Sunday, the video had been viewed over 29 million times since its release on Friday.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem led conservative voices condemning the rapper for his bold and irreverent religious theme leading up to Easter.

‘Our children are told that these types of products are not only okay, but also’ exclusive ‘. But do you know what is more exclusive? Their God-given Eternal Soul, ”Noem tweeted.

Following news of Nike’s trademark infringement on Monday, Lil Nas X posted his own tweet featuring a clip of a cartoon character swinging in a cardboard box with a note saying ‘me after the Nike lawsuit’.

The release of the Satan Shoes coincides with Lil Nas X's latest single, 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)', and its accompanying music video.  In the video, Lil Nas X is seduced out of what appears to be the Garden of Eden, falls into hell and gives the devil a lap dance

The release of the Satan Shoes coincides with Lil Nas X's latest single, 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)', and its accompanying music video.  In the video, Lil Nas X is seduced out of what appears to be the Garden of Eden, falls into hell and gives the devil a lap dance

The release of the Satan Shoes coincides with Lil Nas X’s latest single, ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’, and its accompanying music video. In the video, Lil Nas X is seduced out of what appears to be the Garden of Eden, falls into hell and gives the devil a lap dance

Following news of Nike's trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday, Lil Nas X posted his own tweet featuring a clip of a cartoon character swinging in a cardboard box with a note that read 'me after the Nike lawsuit'

Following news of Nike's trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday, Lil Nas X posted his own tweet featuring a clip of a cartoon character swinging in a cardboard box with a note that read 'me after the Nike lawsuit'

Following news of Nike’s trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday, Lil Nas X posted his own tweet featuring a clip of a cartoon character swinging in a cardboard box with a note that read ‘me after the Nike lawsuit’