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The Nike vs. MSCHF/Lil Nas X’s Controversial “Satan Shoes” Has Been Resolved

Nike has finally made peace with the Brooklyn-based product design studio MSCHF over Lil Nas X’s controversial “Satan Shoes” that stirred public outcry days ago.

Recall that right away he dropped “Montero (Call Me By My Name)” which caused a stirred, MSCHF dropped a customized Nike shoes, “Satan Shoes,” to promote the shoes. The shoes sold for a thousand dollars, and many religious people called out Nike for allowing such collaboration.

Shortly after, Nike filed a lawsuit against the design studio.

They have now resolved their differences, Complex writes, and the full statement can be read below:

Today, April 8th, Nike and MSCHF have agreed to settle the lawsuit. As part of the settlement, Nike has asked MSCHF, and MSCHF has agreed, to initiate a voluntary recall to buy back any Satan Shoes and Jesus Shoes for their original retail prices, in order to remove them from circulation. If any purchasers were confused, or if they otherwise want to return their shoes, they may do so for a full refund. Purchasers who choose not to return their shoes and later encounter a product issue, defect, or health concern should contact MSCHF, not Nike.The parties are pleased to put this dispute behind them.

A separate statement released by MSCHF and its legal counsel stated that the shoes were “intended to comment on the absurdity of the collaboration culture practiced by some brands, and about the perniciousness of intolerance.” They added, “Having already achieved its artistic purpose, MSCHF recognized that settlement was the best way to allow it to put this lawsuit behind it so that it could dedicate its time to new artistic and expressive projects.”

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