On Thursday, Nike scored a legal victory in its battle against Lil Nas X and his “Satan Shoes.” The Nike brand caught much backlash this week after the public caught wind of the dark shoe combo.
Halting some of the fall-out, A Brooklyn federal judge granted the sportswear giant’s request to block the self-described art collective MSCHF from fulfilling any orders for the demonic sneakers it released with music superstar Lil Nas X.
However the legal order may have came a bit too late.
MSCHF had already shipped off all but one of the MSCHF produced pairs of shoes, to excited owners who are waiting to be part of the unauthorized brand collaboration, according to the studio’s attorney.
According to the NYDaily Post, the Brooklyn-based firm had sent out at least 200 pairs by the time Nike formally requested a temporary restraining order to block further shipments on Tuesday, MSCHF lawyer Megan K. Bannigan said.
“All of the shoes that were sold and that have been sold in this limited edition have already gone out,” she said during a Thursday telephone hearing.
The studio’s quick shipping prompted Nike to ask US District Judge Eric Komitee to order a recall of the customized Air Max 97 sneakers, which prominently feature the company’s iconic swoosh logo and purportedly contain a drop of human blood.
Judge Komitee didn’t go that far, however, saying he was issuing the Judge Komitee didn’t go that far, however, saying he was issuing the restraining order “simply to maintain the status quo” while Nike’s lawsuit proceeds.