Americans won’t have “Satan Shoes” to kick around anymore now that Nike has settled a lawsuit with MSCHF, the New York-based design studio that created 666 pairs for rapper Lil Nas X.

Nike sued MSCHF late last month after the shoes were announced as part of a promotion for the video for “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” in which Lil Nas X gives Satan a lap dance.

Although the shoes were intended as a limited-edition art project using Nike shoes as the base, Nike accused MSCHF of trademark infringement and argued that “unauthorized” shoes would, among other things, “create an erroneous association between MSCHF’s products and Nike.”

According to Yahoo, the settlement requires MSCHF to voluntary buy back any Satan Shoes and the companion “Jesus Shoes” that Lil Nas X jokingly claimed he was creating in response to those offended by the devil-inspired shoes so they can be removed from circulation.

The sportswear giant did not reveal further details of the statement, which appears below.

Nike settled its lawsuit with MSCHF over the Satan Shoes customs today. Statement from Nike: pic.twitter.com/vZOaaRTgf8

— brendandunne (@brendandunne) April 8, 2021

HuffPost reached out to Lil Nas X, who did not immediately respond.

It seems he may be more focused on turning 22 on Friday, based on this tweet he posted with a very specific birthday gift request.

for my birthday tomorrow i want everybody on the planet to walk outside at 3pm est and twerk to montero simultaneously

— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) April 8, 2021 RELATED… Lil Nas X Hopes 'Haters Are Sad' As Controversial New Song Hits No. 1 'Lil Nas X' Gives God A Lap Dance, 'Matt Gaetz' Tries To Defend Himself On 'SNL' Nike Sues Company Pumping Out Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes' Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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