N1.1million ‘Jesus Shoes’ with holy water soles and mini crucifix go viral
A pair of trainers dubbed ‘Jesus Shoes‘ with holy-water injected soles coupled with a mini crucifix and drop of blood on the tongue have begun to go viral.
The now-trending godly sneakers, which were created by MSCHF (Mischief), a Brooklyn-based creatives, sold out within minutes of being released online on Tuesday, October 8.
The ‘Jesus Shoes’, which are selling for as much as £3,000 (approximately N1.1million) on resale website StockX, 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.
In addition to the holy water, which was blessed by a priest, there is also the biblical verse ‘Matthew 14:25’ — which accounts the act of Jesus walking on water — referenced on the side of the shoes.
The bottoms of the shoes are also dyed a reddish tint to mimic the shoes worn by popes long ago.
“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,” Daniel Greenberg, the company’s head of commerce, told 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?. As a Jew myself, the only thing I knew was that he walked on water.”
The company also disclosed that more of the sneakers will be available from October 22.