Editor’s Note: Nike has now issued a statement denying their involvement in the controversial shoe. Per NBC,
Nike was quick to distance itself from the shoes, pointing out that they’re custom adaptations of existing products.
“We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF,” Nike said in a statement. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
MSCHF founder Daniel Greenberg told Snopes in an e-mail that, “Lil Nas X did indeed collaborate with MSCHF on the product and that the blood in the shoes comes courtesy of the MSCHF team. Greenberg explained that MSCHF buys the shoes from Nike, then MSCHF artists make their own creative modifications before selling them.”
The body of the original article has been left as-is for purposes of transparency.
As corporate America continues to prostrate itself before the Black Lives Matter altar at a record clip, and the self-flagellating myth of “systemic white racism” continues, unabated, no one continues to do both more embarrassingly than Oregon-headquartered Nike.
In the event that reports last summer of Nike’s use of Uighur slave labor, or the company’s decision to pull its shoes adorned with a Betsy Ross flag haven’t yet jerked you out of your Nike athletic shoes, maybe this will do the trick. Nike is teaming up with rapper Lil Nas X to produce a limited-run of the rapper-designed athletic shoe: “Satan Shoes.”
Not only will the production of the $1,018 “Satan Shoes” be limited to 666 pairs, one more tidbit about the new shoes is even more disgusting: every pair contains real human blood.
Do you and your family support Nike with your money? https://t.co/QyKKo1eBWq
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 28, 2021
“Satan Shoes” are expected to be released on Monday, March 29, as reported by Breitbart, and yes, really, each pair contains “60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood,” according to the streetwear culture and news account, Saint.
Yeah, I got nothin’. pic.twitter.com/ETEYjb5znq
— Dr. Hold My Beer, BfD (@RealLibSmacker) March 28, 2021
The “Old Town Road” singer has partnered with MSCHF — a company that runs on “structured chaos” — and has been “creating some of the most absurd, cynical, and viral projects and products that have spread across the internet,” according to a report last year by Business Insider.
MSCHF x Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” 🏹
👟Nike Air Max ’97
🩸Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood
🗡️666 Pairs, individually numbered
🗓️March 29th, 2021 pic.twitter.com/XUMA9TKGSX
— SAINT (@saint) March 26, 2021
The timing of the shoe’s release coincides with the release of Nas’s latest video — which is even more disgusting than his shoes — “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” which was released Thursday. The music video shows him dancing on a stripper pole on his way down to hell as well as giving Satan a lap dance, according to the New York Post.
On the day the music video was released, noted Breitbart, Lil Nas X tweeted a message to “14-year-old Montero” — Nas’s real name is Montero Lamar Hill — informing his “past self'” that he has written “a song with our name in it.” How cute.
“Dear 14 year old [sic] Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it. It’s about a guy I met last summer. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret.
“But this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist. You see this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda. But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the f**k out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be. Sending you love from the future.”
Because what gay person in America doesn’t identify with dancing on a stripper pole on the way down to hell and giving Satan a lap dance when he or she gets there?
Maybe I’m just too white and too old to understand Nas’s — but Nike? You guys have outdone yourselves with this latest prostrating low. Good job.
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 26, 2021
Incidentally, I kicked Nike to the curb last summer and have since purchased two pairs of awesome Under Armour athletic shoes — both in looks and performance. Thing is, now I’m afraid to google “Under Armour news” for fear of what I might discover.