A PAIR of “Jesus Shoes” that contain water from the River Jordan have been created by a US creative-arts company, selling out in minutes after they were put on sale.
The Nike trainers, altered by MSCHF, contain 60cc of water in the sole that was originally sourced from the River Jordan and then blessed, and also have written on them a reference to Matthew 14.25.
The head of commerce at MSCHF, Daniel Greenberg, told the New York Post that he wanted to “make a statement about how absurd collab culture has gotten”.
Collabs, or collaborations, are where clothing brands link up with other brands to make a product. Nike were not involved in the redesigning of their Air Max 97s.
The trainers also have red insoles that have been scented with frankincense, in a nod to the Pope’s red shoes, and they have a crucifix on the laces.
Mr Greenberg said: “We were wondering, what would a collab with Jesus Christ look like?”
The shoes are currently available to buy on a reselling website for around £2000.