If you thought Lil Nas X’s demonic shoes were wild, wait till you see his latest Nike’s…no, wait, Timberlands? My brain hurts.

Lil Nas X kicked the month off in unhinged fashion, when he flexed his latest outlandish footwear on August 1: a pair of Timberland x Nike Air Force 1s.

The sh-boot manifests as crisp white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers up top and Timberland‘s classic wheat boots on the bottom, becoming what very well may be the most powerful cultural link between two New York footwear icons.

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What do we even call these, Mr. X? Butter-Force 1s? Timb-Airs? Timberland Uptowns? The possibilities are endless.

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The rapper’s stylist, Hodo Musa, confirmed that the Timb-Forces are indeed a Lil Nas X original, ensuring that the “Montero” artist made the shoes himself.

The Lil Nas X x Timberland x Nike Air Force 1 shoe will obviously not be seeing an official release, especially when you consider that Nike probably isn’t a big Lil Nas X fan after the whole Satan Shoe debacle.

Back in 2021 — feels like a lifetime ago —Lil Nas X collaborated with MSCHF to create the infamous Air Max 97 custom, which boasted actual blood in its Air sole.

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Nike wasn’t happy that its AM97 received an evil twin without its say-so, so the sportswear giant hit MSCHF with a copyright infringement lawsuit, though it apparently had no issue with MSCHF’s Jesus Shoes.

Nike took legal action against the Brooklyn-based collective alone but Lil Nas X didn’t just sit on the sidelines: trolled the court battle on social media with endless memes and hilarious videos.

In his “Industry Baby” music video, Lil Nas only further teased the matter, with the blood-filled shoes appearing during a mock “Nike v. Lil Nas X” trial.

Could the Timberland-Air Force 1 shoe be another example of Lil Nas X’s direct Nike mockery? Maybe. Either way, I can’t see Nike letting bygones be bygones over a chaotic crossbred shoe.

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