US district judge Eric Komitee has blocked American singer Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” from being shipped out to customers.
The controversial sneakers, which contained one drop of human blood and were made from modified Nike Air Max 97s, met with a lawsuit from Nike for infringing on and diluting its trademark.
Meanwhile the judge granted Nike a temporary restraining order preventing the shoes from being shipped to customers.
The manufacturer MSCHF has also been blocked from shipping out the 666 pairs of the shoes, which retailed at $1,018 to customers.
Nike’s lawyers say that they have “submitted evidence that even sophisticated sneakerheads were confused” by the shoes, thinking they were made by Nike.
Nike says “we have submitted numerous evidence that some consumers are saying they will never buy Nike shoes ever again”.
The order will stand until there is a more in-depth trial.