The more bizarre elements of these claims are actually correct: The shoes are real and they do indeed contain drops of human blood in the soles, with members of the design team behind the shoes serving as the donors. But while the shoes bear the Nike logo, Nike had nothing to do with their design or creation.
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Alec Dent is the fact check editor and culture editor for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill.