Walk on water: $3K Nike ‘Jesus Shoes’ with holy water in soles sell out within minutes
The $3,000 sneakers are filled with holy water from the River Jordan in Israel and have a crucifix tied to the laces.
Each pair was reportedly blessed by a priest and has a red insole in reference to the red Papal shoes that were traditionally worn by Vatican leaders.
The limited edition shoes were made by Brooklyn-based company MSCHF which redesigned Nike’s Air Max 97 model, turning it into “Jesus Shoes,” and offering buyers to literally walk on water.
“We wanted to make a statement about how absurd collab culture has gotten,” MSCHF head of commerce Daniel Greenberg said, adding that they chose “one of the most influential figures in history” – Jesus Christ – for Nike’s new sneakers line.
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Around two dozens of customized Nike Air Max 97 shoes, with actual holy water injected in the soles, sold out within minutes after it was released by Brooklyn-based company MSCHF on Tuesday. (Photos from Jesus Shoes) pic.twitter.com/OIsHTq5q99
“We were wondering, what would a collab with Jesus Christ look like? As a Jew myself, the only thing I knew was that he walked on water,” Greenberg added.