On the heels of his controversial “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” music video, Lil Nas X is doubling down on the demonic imagery with the new Nike release, “Satan Shoes.”
The classic Air Max ’97’s have been revamped by collaborators MSCHF with the underworld in mind, coming in a limited edition stock of 666 pairs, each individually numbered “x/666” in red embroidery. The kicks will also contain 66 CCs of red ink, as well as one drop of human blood.
Bible scripture Luke 10:18 is also emblazoned on the side. The passage references Satan’s banishment from heaven. There are also upside-down crosses and a pentagram attached to the shoelaces, as well as printed on its sole.
MSCHF also designed a comparable “Jesus Shoe” — featuring the son of God upon a crucifix — back in 2019.
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
Lil Nas X’s latest song and visual is said to have inspired the latest shoe design. The video for “MONTERO” features the 21-year-old descending into hell via a stripper pole, where he proceeds to show Satan his best moves during a lap dance.
The MSCHF x Lil Nas Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes” drop Monday, March 29, and are going for $1,018, Modern-Notoriety reports.