No, Nike is not collaborating with Lil Nas X for his ‘Satan Shoes’ with human blood. On March 28, Nike denied its involvement. Here’s a look at what is ‘Satan Shoes’ and where you can buy it!
On March 27, social media went into a frenzy after Lil Nas X revealed he would be dropping ‘Satan Shoes.’ The news came after the release of his song ‘Montero (Call me by your name)’ on March 26. Ever since the announcement, people thought Nike was a part of this. However, that is not the case.
Nike’s statement on ‘Satan Shoes’
Social media users thought Nike and Lil Nas X were collaborating due to the promotional message. The tweet revealed that the shoes were a result of collaboration with MSCHF and Lil Nas X.
People felt confused about Nike’s involvement because Nike Air Max ’97 has been personalized to bring this creation into existence. This had many convinced that Nike was part of the collaboration. However, on March 28, they denied this in a statement.
The statement read: “We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
What are Lil Nas X Satan shoes?
The Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’ is a collaboration between the rapper and streetwear company MSCHF. The pair are customizing Nike Air Max ’97 to give it a unique look. The shoes are “decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to Luke 10:18, a Bible verse about Satan’s fall from heaven,” as per NBC News.
The shoes also contain red paint and a drop of human blood in the sole. These are drawn from members of the MSCHF team. The announcement of the shoes came after Lil Nas X released Montero (Call me by your name). In the music video, the rapper was seen giving a lap dance to the devil.
How to buy Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’?
The shoes will go on sale on 29 March 2021 at 11am EST. You can purchase them through the MSCHF app. The MSCHF website has listed the shoes as MSCHF Drop #43.
Only 666 pairs of shoes will be releasing. It is unclear if the rapper will bring more pairs in the future. The cost of a pair of ‘Satan Shoes’ is $1,018.