Buyers of the notoriously hell-themed “Satan shoes” are now in heaven.

Following a Brooklyn federal judge’s Thursday ruling that sided with Nike, granting the company’s request to block the Brooklyn based mostly agency MSCHF from distributing its demonic sneaker collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X – the limited-edition kicks come to feel even more like forbidden fruit.

That’s since irrespective of Nike’s “win” all but one of the the 666 pairs had presently transported.

Mastic, Long Island-based mostly sneakerhead Vincent Gaglione, 30, received his pair early Thursday.

“[The ruling] just gives these sneakers a minor more edge,” Gaglione explained to The Submit. “It can make them come to feel that a lot more sinful, which brings the theme to existence. It was a nail biter until eventually they arrived. Who knows if they would have stopped shipping? When they bought in this article, I was tremendous relieved.”

Gaglione, the head of foodstuff providers at an assisted residing facility and owner of 300 pairs of kicks, claimed he was impressed by the $one,018 Lil Nas X creations.

“The box is great. It’s has a pretty detailed hell landscape. It’s not just a black sneaker. It is 3M material that flashes grey. You can only see that when you have them in your hand. They really put time into these,” he claimed.

As for the promise of a drop of human blood in ink, Gaglione cannot authenticate that element. “But in the sole, when you convert it to one facet, all of the fluid runs down.”

He thinks the resale value will continue to climb.

“The tale and now the ruling can make them more appealing. I have observed a handful of eBay listings for $2,500 to $5,000 and observed posts on Facebook that individuals have been listing them for $eight,500 to $ten,000.”

Gaglione will observe the market place and choose whether or not to maintain them or promote.

“I am open up to the greatest bidder but for me to promote them for $2,000 it wouldn’t be really worth it for me. The tale is really worth more than that,” he claimed, adding, “But I am in the market place to invest in a dwelling this 12 months, so if anyone have been to supply $ten,000, that goes a extended way.”