The company behind the Satan Shoes will offer to repurchase the customized sneakers from consumers, resolving a lawsuit filed by Nike Inc. after the footwear created a social media splash.
“MSCHF has agreed to initiate a voluntary recall to buy back any Satan Shoes and Jesus Shoes for their original retail prices, to remove them from circulation,” Nike said in a statement.
“We’re thrilled with the way this case has been resolved,” David Bernstein, a lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP representing MSCHF, said Thursday. “These shoes were never about making money. MSCHF made these shoes to make a point about how crazy collaboration culture has become,” Bernstein said, noting that the shoe “appeared to be a collaboration with Satan.”
Nike said any buyers of the Satan Shoes who want to return them can receive a refund. The same goes for buyers of Jesus Shoes, customized Nike shoes that MSCHF released in 2019. Nike said it had not authorized and wasn’t involved in the products.
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