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Can shoes be Satanic? One Christian group thinks so.

The release of a new Reebok shoe might not seem like a particularly controversial event, but some Christians say that this shoe design is downright demonic.

The shoe, the Reebok Classic Leather Tabi Décortiqué Low, launched earlier this year and sports an interesting bifurcation down the center.

Reebok insists that the design was intended as “a deconstruction of the shoe’s core structure,” but a group of Christians argue that it’s a subtle nod to the goat-footed Baphomet, a deity worshiped in some Satanic traditions.

So... is it just an eye-catching design choice, or the cloven hoof of Baphomet himself?

Sneaking Satan Into Sneakers

“The rulers of this world show more and more openly and clearly who they worship,” explained a Facebook post from the Christian group Prophecy News, the group which rang the alarm bells on Reebok’s new allegedly Satanic shoe last month. “Make sure to open your eyes, and don't be caught up in their rituals.”

Reebok's new sneakers have the Baphomet goat feet. The rulers of this world show more and more openly and clearly who they worship. Make sure to open your eyes, and don't be caught up in their rituals.

Posted by Prophecy News on Sunday, September 18, 2022

Reebok, however, says that the shoes were most certainly not designed with Satanism in mind. In their launch post for the shoes on Instagram, they wrote that the unique design is “an ode to history and innovation” by deconstructing traditional shoe design.

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first pair of shoes in recent years to be accused of promoting Satanism.

Last year, rapper Lil Nas X released a signature pair of Satan-inspired shoes that set the internet on fire. There was no question whether those shoes were Satanic; Lil Nas X said as much, there was a single drop of blood in the sole of each shoe, and exactly 666 pairs were produced.

Similarly, in late 2021, Converse released their own "Satanic" shoe with a Pentagram logo on the tongue in lieu of the iconic Chuck Taylor star. 

The release of this design from Reebok only continues this pattern, leaving doubters shaking their heads at the concerns – and believers worrying that Satan's new strategy for corrupting humanity starts with our feet.

Running Up Some Outrage

On the Christian news’ Facebook page, commenters were torn. Some saw the Satanic influence they were being warned of, but many others weren’t convinced.

Many were quick to point out that the design inspiration was probably less “demonic cloven hoof” and more “traditional Japanese sandal”. “They’re called tabi,” explained one user, “and they’re a style of shoe that originated in Japan centuries if not millennia ago.”

Others adopted a more mocking tone. “Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a pair?” one commenter asked. “They’ll go magnificently with my newly finished sacrificial altar and my Goat Blood Vino that’s currently fermenting in my basement.”

Still, others took the warning seriously, with numerous calls to “REPENT!” dotting the comments section throughout. As one woman wrote: “Evil is real, the devil is real, open your eyes to what is happening in the world.....”

What do you think? Is this a case of people seeing sinister influence in the most benign of objects? Or is it possible dark forces were behind the shoe's cloven design?

77 comments

  1. Kenneth Eagle Spirit's Avatar Kenneth Eagle Spirit

    I'm more concerned about people who see "satanism" in something as benign as this shoe design being able to vote. sheesh

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Kenneth, I'm also concerned about Trump's base.

      1. James Lowrance's Avatar James Lowrance

        Why do people keep dropping Trump into random subjects that have nothing to do with him. You should do that with Biden.

        1. Peggy Ann Warner's Avatar Peggy Ann Warner

          Because Trump is the perfect example of a wolf among sheep.

          1. James Lowrance's Avatar James Lowrance

            We know that he is just a different kind of predator, that is why he's so reviled.

  1. Maximillian Martin's Avatar Maximillian Martin

    These people are so stupid!!! They're shoes morons!!! If you don't like them, DON'T BUY THEM!!!

  1. Rev. Dr. Father JJ's Avatar Rev. Dr. Father JJ

    I'm getting two pair...one pair for my front hooves and the second for my rear hooves...SATAN be stylin'

  1. Dr. Zerpersande's Avatar Dr. Zerpersande

    These remind me if Japanese tabi. There are also traditional work shoes that separate the big toe from the rest.

    Some with the xtians you just gotta’ shake your head and keep moving.

    1. Nathaniel Robert Hunt's Avatar Nathaniel Robert Hunt

      They are based on Japanese tabi

  1. Melissa Woods's Avatar Melissa Woods

    I believe the evils in people not in shoes the shoes remind me of a horse's foot or maybe a goat's foot. I think we all should be focusing on the things that are going on in the world and try to make it better not on a pair of shoes but that's just my opinion God bless each one

    1. Jerry M. Allen's Avatar Jerry M. Allen

      Never saw a horse with cloven hooves.

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Melissa, which god are you blessing us with?

  1. Reverend Kurt's Avatar Reverend Kurt

    Think of the connvienence of having a psychiatrist nextdoor to the churches. Alas I fear that would not be enough. Perhaps there should be psychiatrists in every school? There used to be a red under every bed, now you find the devil under the bed,in the closet, behind the curtains, in the shadows, in the mall, sitting next to you and every where else in between. Let us go on an archaeological dig to see if we can dig up the long lost ,dead and buried SANITY

    1. JaZe's Avatar JaZe

      The shoes are just plain ugly, period. Because some personality was paid to be photographed wearing them, they became fashionable. 🙄 Simple minds.

  1. Rev_Shaun's Avatar Rev_Shaun

    You do have to wonder whether these people can walk and chew gum at the same time.

  1. Magistar Mormaer MacLean's Avatar Magistar Mormaer MacLean

    Sorry not getting the triggered misinformation, get over yourself

  1. Krystina S.'s Avatar Krystina S.

    How Capricious of them! Who doesn't love lil cloven feet?

    1. Troels Qvist's Avatar Troels Qvist

      Ha ha 🤣🤣🤣

    2. Troels Qvist's Avatar Troels Qvist

      Ha ha 🤣🤣🤣

  1. Rev. Dr. Father JJ's Avatar Rev. Dr. Father JJ

    for those hard core xtians....science comin at ya: Mammalian Order: Artiodactyla - a hoof split in two ex.: goat, cow, pig, deer and, ready xtians...SHEEP!! Yuppers, sheeps have cloven hoofs and are ruminants, just like goats and cows. so why are goats associated with satan but not sheep? or cows? or deer? why just the goat? silly superstitions? scape goating? ignorance? I mean come one, what about those adorable (and very, very tasty) sheeps? cloven hooves on sheeps...how come they ain't bad? does any of this nonsense make sense to anyone? devil has cloven hoof, sheep have cloven hoof, goat have cloven hoof but goat associated with satan and sheep with goD, why is it? and now reboks...sigh...

    1. John D. Partin's Avatar John D. Partin

      This isn't about what goats and sheep have in common, but about the difference in their personalities and natures. Sexually promiscuous and wildly uncontrollably sinful human beings and chaste and virtuous human beings both have feet and hands and other physical similarities, and yet couldn't be more different inside and spiritually. Rasputin and St. Francis of Assisi were similar physically. Likewise, goats symbolize evil because they are independent and driven by lust and, to paraphrase Mark Twain, "no female goat is safe within a mile or two of one, when there is nothing in the way but a four foot high fence". Look it up yourself. Sheep, on the other hand, are docile and not particularly or at all lustful and go where they are led and need a shepherd, and so symbolize goodness. "Judge not by the appearance, but judge a righteous judgment".

      1. Robert M Carter's Avatar Robert M Carter

        You stated, "Judge not by the appearance, but judge a righteous judgment", and yet you are judging by these shoes by their appearance?

      2. John D. Partin's Avatar John D. Partin

        The quote from Mark Twain is in the 8th letter of Letters From The Earth and so go and look it up and read it yourself.

        1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

          Letters from the Earth is worth reading. Mark Twain was an brilliant writer.

      3. Robert M Carter's Avatar Robert M Carter

        You stated, "Judge not by the appearance, but judge a righteous judgment", and yet you are judging by these shoes by their appearance? I am sorry, but that seems a bit hypocritical.

        1. John D. Partin's Avatar John D. Partin

          I didn't mention and don't care about the cloven hoofed shoes at all, but merely responded to Rev Dr. Father JJs not understanding how sheep and goats are any different, since they both have cloven hooves, and explained to him that it is their natures that make them different and that have to be focused on, not their superficial similarities, and applied "Judge not by the appearance, but judge a righteous judgment" to that, not the shoes, which I couldn't care less about or I would be judging by appearances, too. Don't read things into my posts that aren't there. Wear cloven hoofed shoes on your hands, too, and strapped to your heads, and draped all over your bodies, and dress up like Krampus, as some people in Europe do during Christmas, for all that I care about that, as long as you can do all that without taking the spirit of Krampus and Satan and the goat inside of yourselves, which is what I'm talking about and am against!!!

  1. Rev. Z.D. Caballero's Avatar Rev. Z.D. Caballero

    My goodness! Wow! I laugh at the silliness of the "Satanic" claim and cry at the forgetfulness and hypocrisy of some humans. Chances are, many of these folks watch movies, or cartoons, in which ninjas or other martial artists are portrayed. The "jika-tabi", where the Reebok shoe gets the Tabi from, is the classic footwear of your everyday Ninja warrior, famous in the 80's in all those American Ninja movies. Now... Was Michael Dudikoff, the actor in American Ninja, whose father, BTW, was an Eastern Orthodox Christian of Russian origins, a minion of Satan back then who stealthily (like a ninja) introduced the "shoe in question" into the psyche of unsuspecting folks, so that 37 years later, Reebok would launch this shoe and thus further Satan's "master plan" of world domination?

    My sarcasm is dripping, on purpose. The initial premises, and logic chain that leads to the Satanic shoe are the same that conspiracy theorists, political campaigning folks, and infomercials use, to name just a few absurd human endeavors. There are more important things a Christian should be doing, like modeling Christ's life so the world can see it, and reminding folks that we MUST love, in word and action, our fellow humans. These types of behavior are NOT in the spirit of Christianity nor ANY spiritual path I have ever known.

    1. Warren Calvin Wall's Avatar Warren Calvin Wall

      Here's a mop. Clean that puddle up before someone slips in it 😆😆😆

  1. John P Maher's Avatar John P Maher

    THE MIND is A TERRIBLE THING !!!

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      ....to waste.

  1. Joy 's Avatar Joy

    I grow more tired of this type of ignorance, and yet it provides me with laughter.

    Tabi, Topo, Vibram, Marugo, and countless shoes in Japan share versions of split toe shoes. Where was the outrage then? Where were the cries of Satan shoes then? It's a wonder anyone shows up in the pews of Christian churches that spew this garbage.

  1. Burruss Scott Williams's Avatar Burruss Scott Williams

    what is missing is how this shoe is good for your feet, the whole "nod to satan" is rather foolish

    1. Norma Battes's Avatar Norma Battes

      These are rain shoes. When running, the water on the road goes through the slit and you have better traction.

  1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

    If you listen to Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Green they will tell there are many Satans in the Democratic Party. I’m sure Marjorie Taylor Green will tell you ALL democratic are wearing Rebook’s Satan shoes. Or is she the one wearing the shoes?

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Douglas, she only wears them to cover her hoofs, when she's away from Hell.

      1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

        Got to love the Green women with her claim the Jews and Democrats are using space lasers to start the wild fires in California and burn food processing plants to starve the world so they will have control of the world’s food supply.

        She claims it’s in the Bible.

  1. Richard Darwin Richards's Avatar Richard Darwin Richards

    Well, they have been using slave labor which is Satanic...

    1. Donald Richard Starns's Avatar Donald Richard Starns

      I thought slavery was given the godly seal of approval. Holy sweatshops!

    2. Burruss Scott Williams's Avatar Burruss Scott Williams

      it is called capitalism, anything for a profit, maybe capitalism is satanic

      1. Candace Sue Singleton's Avatar Candace Sue Singleton

        Money is just evil. Humans, whether they be hardcore criminals or someone in desperate need, will do anything for the mighty dollar.

        1. Warren Calvin Wall's Avatar Warren Calvin Wall

          You say money isn't everything but, I'd like to see you live without it.

    3. Donald Richard Starns's Avatar Donald Richard Starns

      I thought slavery was given the godly seal of approval. Holy sweatshops!

  1. Donald Richard Starns's Avatar Donald Richard Starns

    I don’t like these shoes, but not because they’re scaaaaary Satanist sneakers. They look kind of stupid. Just my opinion.

    1. Warren Calvin Wall's Avatar Warren Calvin Wall

      Get you a pair of tabi socks. They may just change your opinion. They are very comfortable and practical. It's a very old, traditional, Japanese design. They allow the big toe to work independently of the other toes. This allows for better agility when climbing and running. The big toe is crucial for these. It's an anchor, a pivot point and lever.

  1. Richard Lee Cornell's Avatar Richard Lee Cornell

    Stupid is as stupid is. Are these the same people that see God after a few drinks. It is nice to see the devil everywhere. Help fill the pews with low intelligent people. Are these the same ones who still think Trump lost the election because not enough Republicans stuff the ballot boxes.

  1. Norma Battes's Avatar Norma Battes

    I heard a rumor these were designed for Ye.

  1. Donna J Enneking's Avatar Donna J Enneking

    If a person's faith is shaken by a pair of shoes, then how strong is their faith? The shoes are awful looking, but they are just that - shoes. If you don't like them - vote with your money & don't buy them.

  1. Eva-Maria Atkinson's Avatar Eva-Maria Atkinson

    I’ve been in Japan, the work men wear a shoe that has. Split but it isn’t completely in the middle like the reeboks are.

  1. Geoffrey C. Olive's Avatar Geoffrey C. Olive

    Ninjas rule, OK!🤪👍

  1. David Francis Collins's Avatar David Francis Collins

    Everybody is entitled to their opinion, no arguement from me there. When it come to shoving your beliefs down the public throat that is where I draw the line. If you don't like the product or what every then DON'T BUY it. The world is full of natural things that could be considered "satanic" if that is what you believe in. A pair of shoes? come on lets bring some sense into this issue please. Fashions come and go like the wind blows. I wonder what will be considered "satanic" next

  1. Karla K Thomas's Avatar Karla K Thomas

    There is also the Pagan God PAN, too - who has cloven hooves. Who isn't associated with the devil.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_(god)

  1. Kathryn Darcy Smith's Avatar Kathryn Darcy Smith

    Christians lose their grip on reality more and more every day. So laughable! 🤣🤣

  1. EC's Avatar EC

    “The rulers of this world show more and more openly and clearly who they worship.”

    Reebok!? The rulers of this world!?!?

    I guess this is what we get from reading Facebook posts by “Prophecy News.”

    Social media has given a bullhorn to fools and somehow we all can’t stop listening in hope of hearing wisdom. We get what we deserve by turning an ear to zealots and charlatans.

  1. Takaya Kovani Sweeney's Avatar Takaya Kovani Sweeney

    It’s an ugly shoe would have sufficed…no need to throw SATAN (said in Church Lady echo a la SNL skits)😂😂 into the mix.

    1. Norma Battes's Avatar Norma Battes

      This is The Monastery you know.

  1. Keith's Avatar Keith

    This is just plain silly! This is what’s called fashion, good or bad. We may not all like certain fashions, however that doesn’t mean it’s satanic. This is like other fads, it will come and go. Why do people have to link things to something other than what they are. It’s just a sneaker. It’s not something I would wear. Not because people say it’s satanic, but because it’s not my style.

    Blessings, Minister Keith

  1. Clinton Troland Newton's Avatar Clinton Troland Newton

    When the only tool in your box is a hammer everything looks like a nail!

  1. Warren Calvin Wall's Avatar Warren Calvin Wall

    Here's a mop. Clean that puddle up before someone slips in it 😆😆😆

  1. Tareq Asfour's Avatar Tareq Asfour

    I want a sexy pair ! Great Idea

  1. Albert Douglas DuBois's Avatar Albert Douglas DuBois

    I try not to pay heed to those who believe in hoofed demon people. Best not to humor them.

    With all 8 billion people on the planet carrying phone cameras you’d think everything that actually exists has already been photographed exhaustively . Haven’t seen any hoofed demon people on instagram lately.

    Is there anything else that people believe in that hasn’t been clearly photographed? Bigfoot maybe? Loch Ness monster? Aliens? Long list.

  1. Robin Call's Avatar Robin Call

    I don’t know why anyone would want to wear them, they look like they would hurt.

  1. Darlene Cunningham's Avatar Darlene Cunningham

    The people with such absurd views is a sneaker design/ colors really need to find something to do with their time.

  1. Cheryl Pettijohn's Avatar Cheryl Pettijohn

    I doubt it's satanic, just ugly.

  1. James Lowrance's Avatar James Lowrance

    This is what happens when we turn into Twitter trollflakes !

  1. Francine Jean Savastana's Avatar Francine Jean Savastana

    It seems that there are people who spend too much time spending time on foolish pursuit. I personally think these shoes look ridiculous, and uncomfortable. I don’t see them being a big hit!

  1. Donna J Enneking's Avatar Donna J Enneking

    and don't buy them - sorry can't edit

  1. Mark Edwin Currier's Avatar Mark Edwin Currier

    It's a pair of shoes! Some people will complain about cold ice cream FFS.

  1. Shango MasterExorcist, D.D.'s Avatar Shango MasterExorcist, D.D.

    How much do they cost? Where can you buy them? Can I keep the demon that is sold with the shoe after the shoe has worn out?

    It would not be at all polite to throw the demon in the garbage after the shoe has worn out, so hopefully there will be an included instruction book on "used shoe demon care".

    The shoes look so stupid, I would never buy them except for the free demon.

    1. Theresa Gull's Avatar Theresa Gull

      Love this!!

  1. Kathleen Anne OBrien's Avatar Kathleen Anne OBrien

    What stupid idiotys. Makes me ashamed to be associated with that kind of "Religion"... Jesus people, get a life.

    1. Theresa Gull's Avatar Theresa Gull

      💯

  1. John P Maher's Avatar John P Maher

    HEAR YE, HEAR YE, HEAR YE, RUN LIKE THE DEVIL ? I AM SURPRISED the G O Pigs ARE NOT SCREAMING ABOUT THIS, I GUESS THEY ARE BEING BOUGHT OFF, CONTRIBUTIONs YOU KNOW, THE DEVILs HAND OUTs to POLITICOS, ALL POLITICOS !

  1. Theresa Gull's Avatar Theresa Gull

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  1. Theresa Gull's Avatar Theresa Gull

    The one thing I’ve learned about organized religion…the people with the most to hide are the ones worried about everyone else’s souls…or, in this case, “soles” 😂

    Mind your own house, people.

  1. Henry LeRoy Chandler, II's Avatar Henry LeRoy Chandler, II

    Set to be Satanic or not, they look very uncomfortable and stupid. If reeebock wants to make these shoes, all I can really see is a lot of red as they lose money. The fad will pass as a result of inability to make a profit.

  1. William Dawson's Avatar William Dawson

    People need to realize that a shoe is just a shoe. This is hardly the first pair of shoes that has been made to separate the toes, just look at the different cultures throughout history. Quit worrying about what is satanic and what is not if you claim to be a Christian just turn to the scriptures and keep reading. There is nothing you can do about what someone wants to have as a deity just remember there is only one true God. May God give each and every one the blessings we need to travel thru this lifetime for you only get one chance to be a true believer and to get our reward in heaven.

  1. Chris Cunningham's Avatar Chris Cunningham

    Ban Flip Flops! They also bifurcate the toes in a similar fashion. I own some Tabi, and they're a lot more comfortable than most shoes I've ever owned. Flexible soles, and my toes are not compressed in a single space.

    It is just another instance of finding something in nothing to be offended about, but not applying it evenly to other similar things (flip flops), or recognizing that there is historical precedent for such designs that originate from sources other than aesthetic design, but functional and comfort benefits.

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