‘Jesus Shoes’ Filled With Holy Water Gets Sold For $3000 A Pair

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A limited-edition sneaker, which is filled with holy water in the soles and blessed by a priest, sold out within minutes of its debut, despite each pair costing a whopping $3,000. (That is over GHc 16000)

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The sneaker has a crucifix threaded through the laces (Image: MSCHF)

Brooklyn-based creative label MSCHF is responsible for releasing the shoe, which is a pair of all-white Nike Air Max 97s — though the design is in no way affiliated with Nike — that have been injected with holy water sourced from the Jordan River.

The water, which is visible in the see-through sole, has some colouring added to enhance visibility, the shoe’s creator told Fox News.

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The Holy water in the soles has some added colour to make it more ‘blue’ (Image: MSCHF)

The kicks, succinctly called “Jesus Shoes,” also feature the Bible verse Matthew 14:25 — the passage describing Jesus walking on water — and a single blood drop to represent the blood of Christ.

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The blood drop colour signifies the blood of Jesus (Image: MSCHF)

Among the other religious details are the frankincense-scented insoles, a crucifix threaded through the laces, and a red sole, which references the red shoes traditionally worn by past Popes.

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The Jesus Shoes were sold out at $3000 a pair (Image: MSCHF)

 

The shoes, which were bought at Nike retail value by MSCHF designers before being re-designed, were part of a desire for the MSCHF brand to poke fun at collaboration culture.

“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,” head of commerce Daniel Greenberg tells the New York Post. “So we wanted to make a statement about how absurd collab culture has gotten.”

“We were wondering, what would a collab with Jesus Christ look like?” he added.

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a model posing with the Jesus Shoes (Image: MSCHF)

Less than two dozen of the Jesus Shoes were made with no plans to create more, according to MSCHF. Although, Gabriel Whaley, founder of the brand, hinted there may be a “second coming” in the future.

Would you buy one if you could?

Source: Fox News

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