The shoes that have everyone talking (and apparently only 6 were even made) have now resulted in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan. According to court documents seen by Bazaar Daily News, Nike alleged in Manhattan federal court that MSCHF did not have permission to use the Nike logo for the shoe collaboration and did not ever try to seek permission to have such.
In the docs, Nike made no attempt to keep their thoughts quiet on the shoe design.
The material alterations include at least referring to the shoe as the Satan Shoe, adding red ink and human blood to the midsole, adding red embroidered satanic-themed detailing, adding a bronze pentagram to the laces, and adding a new sock liner.
“There is already evidence of significant confusion and dilution occurring in the marketplace, including calls to boycott Nike in response to the launch of MSCHF’s Satan Shoes based on the mistaken belief that Nike has authorized or approved this product.”