Rapper and artist Lil Nas X dispatched a disputable pair of “Satan Shoes,” including a bronze pentagram, a transformed cross, and a drop of real human blood.
The dark and red tennis shoes, part of a coordinated effort between Lil Nas X and New York-based craftsmanship aggregate MSCHF, were made using Nike Air Max 97s. However, the active apparel brand has removed itself from the plan.
Dispatching as a limited: Edition “drop” of 666 sets, each shoe’s air bubble sole contains 60 cubic centimeters (2.03 liquid ounces) of red ink and “one drop” of human blood, as per MSCHF. They are around $1,018 a couple, a reference to the Bible section Luke 10:18 that peruses: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from paradise.”
An MSCHF representative said the blood had been given by people from the Art collection, adding: “We love to forfeit for our specialty.
The shoes started shock online throughout the end of the week. They attracted criticism from several high-profile political and religious figures, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and the zealous minister Mark Burns. The last depicted the tennis shoes in a tweet as “evil” and “heresy.” Some fans of the “Old Town Road” rapper then tweeted their help and want to claim a couple
In 2019, the aggregate delivered limited edition “Jesus Shoes” – likewise produced using Nike Air Max 97 tennis shoes – which highlighted a steel cross and “blessed water” sourced from the Jordan River.