1:19 PM PT -- MSCHF, the creative agency Nike's battling with, says it's surprised by the legal action the shoe giant has taken to stop the Satan Shoe ... because MSCHF claims Nike had no problem when it produced the Jesus Shoe last year.
In fact, MSCHF asks ... "who is Nike to censor one but not the other?"
Nevertheless, MSCHF says it has reached out to Nike to resolve the matter but has received no response. So instead, it says it is looking forward to working with Nike in court.
Unfortunately for fans of the Satan Shoe ... MSCHF says this means Lil Nas X will not be able to go through with his planned Twitter giveaway, at least for now.
Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes" likely won't be on the feet of any of his fans soon, because Nike got a judge to shut down the selling of the controversial footwear ... at least temporarily.
The court granted Nike's request Thursday for a temporary restraining order against MSCHF -- the company producing the shoe inspired by the rapper -- which blocks it from fulfilling any orders.
As we reported ... Nike sued MSCHF earlier this week, claiming it has no connection with Lil Nas X's Satan Shoe and did not authorize the production of it.
Nevertheless, the devilish shoe still reportedly sold out of its 666 pairs produced within minutes Monday ... even at the hefty price tag of $1,018.
Due to the restraining order, MSCHF will not be allowed to ship them to customers awaiting the shoe that the creative agency put their blood, sweat and tears in ... literally blood!
FYI ... judges grant temporary restraining orders of this type when there's a high probability they will win when there's a full-blown hearing.