- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Satan Shoe can go to hell.

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Lil Nas X’s limited edition sneaker violates footwear giant Nike’s trademark.

According to a CNN report, the judge granted Nike a temporary restraining order against the New York art collective MSCHF, which designed and is distributing the Satan Shoe.

The $1,018 devil-themed shoes cannot be sold and orders cannot be filled, though MSCHF said 665 of the 666 limited-edition pairs already had been shipped.

Nike’s lawyers had argued that the shoes, which feature a white “swoosh” and the biblical citation Luke 10:18 (“And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”)

Nike said some consumers had threatened to boycott the company over its perceived peddling of Satanic sneakers.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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