Style demands quirk and showing us an epitome of it are Brooklyn Based creative label MSCHF and Nike who have together created the first of its kind Holy Water shoes. Titled- ‘Jesus Shoes’, the ingenious pair of sneakers comes injected with Holy Water and is even blessed by a priest! Yes, you read that right!
Available for a whopping $3000 (originally priced at $1425), the aptly-named Jesus Shoes feature a religious revamp on the Nike Air Max 97s and execute upon a simple but enduring idea: walking on water. They showcase bubbles in the soles filled with 60cc of holy water specially sourced from Jordan and blessed as required. In an ode to its spiritual stimulus, the sneakers further boast a steel crucifix accent on the laces, custom 100% red wool insoles scented with Frankincense, Matthew 14:25 inscription on the toe box, and an all-round muted water-themed colorway with red accents.
As far as packaging goes, the MSCHF x Nike ‘Jesus Shoes’ come in a fancy shoebox featuring a seal modified from the official Papal Seal and an angel on the box that is excerpted from Albrecht Durer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I. Commenting on the shoes, MSCHF head of commerce, Daniel Greenberg, shared that the company’s staffers were sharing ideas for ridiculous collaboration and that’s when one of them stumbled upon the thought of collaborating with Jesus Christ. Adding to this, he said, ‘We wanted to make a statement about how absurd Collab culture has gotten.’ The
The MSCHF x Nike ‘Jesus Shoes’ are currently available for sale on the StockX marketplace for $3000.