Nike and MSCHF have settled over a lawsuit related to a shoe being sold by MSCHF; this case was previously reported by us on March 31st.
MSCHF will begin a voluntary recall of the Satan Shoes and the previously released Jesus Shoes, both of which were based on Nike sneakers, as part of the settlement. Nike has said that MSCHF would buy back the items at their original retail rates.
Nike has denied its involvement with the Satan or Jesus shoes by stating, “Any customers who were puzzled or want to return their shoes for a full refund can do so. Customers who do not return their shoes and then experience a product fault may contact MSCHF rather than Nike.” MSCHF has said a compromise was the only option to bring the case behind it and devote the time to future creative and expressive ideas.
However, it excoriated the shoemaker in a statement announcing the settlement. The statement against Nike by MSCHF was stated by their lawyer David H. Bernstein as “MSCHF intended to comment on the absurdity of the collaboration culture practiced by some brands, and about the perniciousness of intolerance.”