The ‘Old Town Road’ singer, Lil Nas, recently partnered with Brooklyn-based streetwear company MSCHF to make a modified Nike Air Max 97 shoe. The shoe has been named ‘the satan’s shoe’.
The shoe was released following the release of Lil Nas X’s devil-themed music video for his song ‘Montero (Call me by your name)’.
Here are four noticeable patterns on the shoe;
1 Designed with human blood
The sole air bubble of the shoe is said to contain 60 cc ink and a drop of human blood, according to a statement from MSCHF. This is commonly done in the occultic realm, the need for a sacrificial lamb and the spread of sovereignty among those linked with the drop of blood.
2. Designed with pentagram pendants
The controversial sneakers is styled with a pentagram pendant, pentagram designs on the heels and an inverted cross on the tongue pull-tab. Pentagrams were commonly linked to those who practice Modern paganism and have pagan faiths, or directly linked to satanism. It’s known as the satan’s star.
3. Emphasis on bible verse
A bible verse was also inscribed on the sneakers; a reference to Luke 10: 18 that emphasises on satan’s fall from heaven. It reads: “Jesus says, ‘I saw Satan fall like lighting from heaven.'” It signifies the fall of satan when he lifted himself up to challenge God and was thrown out of heaven. This was found on the shoe, raising alarms of either the end of the world or the introduction of the antichrist.
4. The Antichrist
The shoe classified as the ‘666 shoe’ were the only one on sale when it was launched and it became sold out same day. It was sold for $1,018 according to MSCHF.
5. Nike’s logo
Nike’s logo design can be seen on the Satan’s sneakers. However, footwear manufacturing company, Nike, has denied the involvement on the shoe production since a logo of the company is boldly on the shoe. The company have sued MSCHF for trademark Infringement.
According to a Nike spokesperson, a legal action has been filed on Monday in a statement emailed to USA TODAY.
It reads: “Nike filed a trademark infringement and dilution complaint against MSCHF today related to the Satan Shoes. We don’t have any further details to share on pending legal matters,” the statement read. “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.”
Although the company involved has been sued, the singer is left out and he has responded on social media to mock Nike’s lawsuit.
Nas posted on his Twitter with a sponge bob square pants meme captioned “me after the Nike lawsuit”.