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$3,000 'Jesus shoes' sell out in minutes

October 14, 2019 | Comment icon 39 comments

Now you, too, can walk on water... sort of. Image Credit: Julius von Klever
A bizarre new type of footwear inspired by the Biblical story of Jesus walking on water recently went on sale.
The insanely expensive shoes, which are essentially a reworking of the Nike Air Max 97s, were launched in a limited capacity by Brooklyn-based company MSCHF last week.

Adorned with various items of religious iconography, the shoes feature laces made from 100 percent frankincense wool, a crucifix attached to the front and references to a Biblical passage on the side.

Their most distinguishing feature however are soles injected with blue-colored Holy water to simulate the concept of Jesus walking on water.
"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," said MSCHF's Daniel Greenberg.

"We were wondering, what would a collab with Jesus Christ look like?"

If you have $3,000 to spare and are looking to pick up a pair however you may be out of luck because the shoes sold out within a matter of minutes.

On the plus side, there are hints to suggest that a second batch is not outside the realms of possibility.

Source: Lad Bible | Comments (39)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #30 Posted by Farmer77 2 years ago
Comeon you dont have anything in your life that you would splurge on like that if you could? Mine would be fly fishing gear, particularly vintage owned by folks like Kreh or Gierach. 
Comment icon #31 Posted by Desertrat56 2 years ago
I do, i would splurge on rebuilding my defunct bathroom, and that is what I am saving up for.  I agree with @Torviking  How stupid and wasteful those shoes and many other idiotic "collectibles" are. 
Comment icon #32 Posted by Matt221 2 years ago
Having never read the Bible especially the bit about Nike trainers I can't possibly comment
Comment icon #33 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 2 years ago
You really should read it, as @Dark_Grey said its in the Book of Jordans. 
Comment icon #34 Posted by Stiff 2 years ago
These adidas have been out for a long time now and even have Jesus embroidered onto the tongue. Not quite as blasphemous as the Nike's but they're in similar vein. Plus - everyone knows Jesus was a huge Adi fan over Nike...
Comment icon #35 Posted by Stiff 2 years ago
But these are the ACTUAL ones that Jesus rolled with back in the day, straight from the tomb. These are the serious collectors' 'Holy Grail' of shoes.  
Comment icon #36 Posted by Matt221 2 years ago
You'd of thought he would of got a matching unless that's how you bought them back in the day also not water walking upon footware you'd sink like a br..........
Comment icon #37 Posted by Matt221 2 years ago
I forgot to say are they running shoes or Cross trainers.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 2 years ago
We know the Romans practiced cross fit, although it wasn't quite like todays version. 
Comment icon #39 Posted by jowasmus 2 years ago
Can't argue with your line of thinking. LOL

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