‘Jesus Shoes’: Sneakers Worth Over Rs 99,000 Filled with Holy Water Sold Out Within Minutes
This limited edition holy water-filled shoe is termed “Jesus Shoes” and is priced a whopping USD 1,400.
We often come across bizarre fashion and clothing, now something that is catching the attention of people and also creating a buzz on social media is holy water-filled sneakers. Now, this limited edition holy water-filled shoe is termed “Jesus Shoes” and is priced a whopping USD 1,400 (approximately Rs 99,500). What is more surprising is that the shoes went out of stock within a few minutes.
Manufactured by Brooklyn-based creative label MSCHF,customized the Nike Air Max 97 with pilgrimage-appropriate specs: Holy water from the River Jordan (injected in the sneaker bubbles and blessed by a priest, naturally), Vatican-red insoles scented with Frankincense, a steel crucifix on the shoelaces, and an inscription from Matthew 14:25, the passage describing Jesus walking on water — at the side of the shoe along with a single blood drop to represent the blood of Christ. See the complete view from https://jesus.shoes/product/
The repurposed Nike Air Max 97s trainers, which were bought at retail value, have been transformed to make several references to Jesus Christ, although Nike has no affiliation with the creation.
The shoe has more religious insights including the frankincense-scented insoles, a crucifix threaded through the laces, and a red sole, which references the red shoes traditionally worn by past Popes.
Just as the shoe is religious, so is its package. The shoebox displays an angel and a seal that resembles the official papal seal.
The “Jesus Shoes” comes with instruction on how to destroy the shoes.
“We thought of that Arizona Iced Tea and Adidas collab, where they were selling shoes that (advertised) a beverage company that sells iced tea at bodegas. So we wanted to make a statement about how absurd collab culture has gotten,” head of commerce Daniel Greenberg was quoted as saying by the New York Post.
However, Greenberg experimented with less than two dozen such pairs, he added that they were made with no plans to create more.
Although, Gabriel Whaley, founder of the brand, hinted there may be a “second coming” in the future.