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$3,000 Jesus Shoes Filled With Holy Water Sell Out In Minutes by OnlineNewsPilot: 9:39am On Oct 11, 2019
A pair of $3,000 (£2,453) trainers dubbed “Jesus Shoes” that contain holy water have sold out minutes after being made available to purchase.



The controversial shoes, which are the brainchild of Brooklyn-based creative label MSCHF, were released online on Tuesday.

The repurposed Nike Air Max 97s trainers, which were bought at retail value, have been transformed to make several references to Jesus Christ, although Nike has no affiliation with the creation.

Not only do the shoes contain holy water in the soles that came from the Jordan River and was blessed by a priest, but a crucifix has also been placed on top of the laces on the right trainer.


A verse from the Bible is also referenced on the side of the shoe, Matthew 14:25, while a drop of red ink that symbolises the blood of Christ is visible on the tongue of the trainer.

The biblical verse featured in the design references the act of Jesus Christ walking on water.

Daniel Greenberg, head of commerce at MSCHF, explained the brand was intrigued by the idea of “collab 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,” Greenberg told the New York Post.

“So we wanted to make a statement about how absurd collab culture has gotten.”

And so, MSCHF imagined what a fashion collaboration in 2019 would look like with “one of the most influential figures in history”.

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

“As a Jew myself, the only thing I knew was that he walked on water,” hence the inclusion of holy water in the soles of the shoes.

Several people expressed their astonishment over the creation.

“So. Jesus Shoes are a thing that exists. They have water from the river Jordan in the sole. I have no words,” a Twitter user wrote.

One critic described the footwear as “degrading and disrespectful”.

While the trainers promptly sold out, MSCHF states on its website that new creations devised by the brand will be released online every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Read more on http://onlinenewspilot.com/2019/10/10/3000-jesus-shoes-filled-with-holy-water-sell-out-in-minutes/

Re: $3,000 Jesus Shoes Filled With Holy Water Sell Out In Minutes by Bewiseedet(m): 9:42am On Oct 11, 2019
Wher is the jesus tagged on the shoe?
Re: $3,000 Jesus Shoes Filled With Holy Water Sell Out In Minutes by Nobody: 9:44am On Oct 11, 2019
Lol!

Jesus shoes indeed.

Let no one be deceived that Jesus had anything to do with the so called "Jesus" shoes being sold.

Matthew 10:8 (KJV)

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Re: $3,000 Jesus Shoes Filled With Holy Water Sell Out In Minutes by ladilawal82(m): 9:50am On Oct 11, 2019
Filled with ordinary tap water cool
Re: $3,000 Jesus Shoes Filled With Holy Water Sell Out In Minutes by OnlineNewsPilot: 11:52am On Oct 11, 2019
ladilawal82:
Filled with ordinary tap water cool
LOL
Re: $3,000 Jesus Shoes Filled With Holy Water Sell Out In Minutes by LordReed(m): 6:47pm On Oct 11, 2019
Soon some Christians will claim that this was how Jesus walked on water, that the description in the bible was not a literal one.
Re: $3,000 Jesus Shoes Filled With Holy Water Sell Out In Minutes by OnlineNewsPilot: 8:37am On Oct 20, 2019
LordReed:
Soon some Christians will claim that this was how Jesus walked on water, that the description in the bible was not a literal one.

Yeah, indoctrination

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