A pair of $3000 trainers containing actual holy water sold out within minutes of being released online on Tuesday October 8.
Brooklyn-based creatives MSCHF re-designed a pair of Nike Air Max 97 to implement the idea of walking on water.
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Their ‘Jesus Shoes’ contain holy water from the Jordan river in the bubbled soles, a steel crucifix on top of the laces of the right trainer and a red blob at the tip of each trainer tongue to signify the blood of Christ.
The biblical verse ‘Matthew 14:25’ which accounts the act of Jesus walking on water is also referenced on the side of the shoe.
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Head of commerce at MSCHF, Daniel Greenberg said: “We wanted to make a statement about how absurd collab culture has gotten.”
MSCHF have stated on their website that new creations will come every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.