Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes': How to buy and what is the cost of MSCHF sneakers? 666 pairs 'sold out in a minute'
Since the drop of Lil Nas X's 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' music video, the singer has been in the news for a variety of reasons, with the most recent one being the launch of his 'Satan Shoes' in collaboration with MSCHF, a New York-based company and art collective. The shoes are a limited-edition pair of Nike Air Max 97s that allegedly contains a drop of real human blood and 60 CCs of red ink in the soles. MSCHF has reportedly made 666 pairs.
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With each pair being individually numbered, MSCHF dropped the trainers on March 29 at 11 am EST. They were available for purchase on the MSCHF app. Each pair costs $1,018. The price is a reference to the Bible passage Luke 10:18, which is also numbered on the shoe itself. The psalm reads – "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven." It is also a reference to the music video itself, where the singer is seen floating up towards heaven before he pole dances his way to hell.
The shoes, apart from 60 CCs of red ink, also contains one drop of human blood, courtesy of the MSCHF creative team. As reported by CNN, Kevin Wiesner, the creative director of MSCHF addressed the 'drop of blood' concept, mentioning that the creative team collected individual drops over a week. They used needles that come in at-home glucose test kits to do the same. In the same article, Wiesner also spoke about the response to the product. "We all knew that some people would take the satan element of this seriously...but I'm not sure we were entirely prepared for how much of a furor it would cause," Wiesner said. "Obviously from our perspective, it's just fun, right? There's a really rich wealth of symbol(ism) to work with, but some people have been very up in arms with it."
The singer took to Twitter to host a giveaway as well. "if u want the 666th pair of the satan shoes quote this tweet and use #satanshoes to be entered and I’ll pick someone by thursday", tweeted Lil Nas X, urging the user to quote retweet him in order to win the final pair of the now-sold out trainers. There are 43.9k entries.
if u want the 666th pair of the satan shoes quote this tweet and use #satanshoes to be entered and I’ll pick someone by thursday 🏹❤️— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021
Both the shoes and the music video has received backlash from the public. The performer also posted an "apology video" regarding the shoes, however, said video is a parody, seeing that it plays parts of the original music video.