“The parties are pleased to put this dispute behind them,” a Nike spokesperson said in a statement.
Nike sued MSCHF on March 29 for trademark infringement, complaining about potential confusion for customers. MSCHF also sold a “Jesus” shoe in 2019 made from altered Nike sneakers that the company said contained holy water from the Jordan River.
“Nike had nothing to do with the Satan Shoes or the Jesus Shoes,” the company said. “Purchasers who choose not to return their shoes and later encounter a product issue, defect, or health concern should contact MSCHF, not Nike.”
The Satan shoes, featuring a bronze pentagram and an inverted cross (and ostensibly a drop of human blood, if you believe MSCHF), sold out almost immediately when they went on sale last month. MSCHF issued just 666 pairs, appropriately. The blood was provided by MSCHF employees because, “We love to sacrifice for our art,” the studio said.
The shoe was designed as part of a marketing campaign for a Lil Nas X’s new song, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
MSCHF did not respond to a request for comment about the settlement with Nike.