Nike settles lawsuit against MSCHF; Brooklyn-based studio must recall Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

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Lil Nas X performs at the 62nd Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. - Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Nike’s lawsuit against the designers behind Lil NasX’s “Satan Shoes” has been officially settled.

On Thursday, the sneaker giant said the controversial kicks will be recalled.

According to Reuters, the settlement with MSCHF resolves a trademark infringement lawsuit that the company filed last week over the much buzzed about black-and-red, devil-themed sneakers, which carry the Nike “swoosh” logo and cost $1,018 a pair.

Designed by the Brooklyn, New York-headquartered creative agency, 666 pairs of the remixed versions of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, with midsoles containing what many believed to be human blood, sold out within a minute after its March 29 drop.

Although the sneakers were released on the heels of his controversial music video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)," the Grammy Award winning hip-hop superstar — whose real is Montero Lamar Hill — was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

Two days later, Brooklyn Federal Judge Eric Komittee ruled in favor of Nike, saying that the sale of the shoes would cause irreparable harm to Nike.

Nike said MSCHF agreed to buy back any Satan Shoes and even the “Jesus Shoes” (which reportedly contained Holy water) it produced in 2019, for their original retail prices, “in order to remove them from circulation.”