With only 666 pairs rumored to drop and with a retail price of over $1,000, the shoe is going to be extremely coveted — especially with the controversy attached.
All pairs officially sold out within 1 minute after dropping this morning on the designated site. The last chance fans have to get their hands on a pair (without paying resell prices) is to click the link on the page to enter a Twitter raffle. The pair in question is pair 666/666, so there’s bound to be a lot of demand, enter up and let us know if you get that W!
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As if there weren’t enough sneaker controversies out there, Lil Nas X and MSCHF add another one to mix with a devilish design.
MSCHF, a creative agency based out of Brooklyn, teamed up with artist Lil Nas X for a custom Nike Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes” that lives up to its sinister name.
The shoe features 60cc of red ink and one drop of blood. But it doesn’t end there. The shoe also features verse Luke 10:18 from the Bible, a Pentagram charm, and the box draws parallels from the underworld.
And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’
The shoe, and its message, made its rounds on the Internet, drawing outcry from sneakerheads and non-sneakerheads who conflated the custom shoe as something that Nike approved. However, Nike told Input Magazine that the brand has nothing to do with MSCHF, Lil Nas X, or the custom Nike Air Max 97 “Satan Shoe.”
We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.
Nike’s statement via Input Magazine
According to Input, Nike didn’t expand on whether it would pursue legal action such as a cease and desist. Even if it did, MSCHF and Lil Nas X would technically be protected under the argument that the shoe is an artistic expression.