$4,500 Jesus Sneakers Sold Out In Less Than One Minute

The distinctive pair of white Nike Air Max 97s termed ‘Jesus Shoes’ are manufactured by a Brooklyn-based creative label MSCHF

Nike shoes with actual holy water in the soles are going for as much as $3,000 a pop, and sold out in mere minutes when they dropped Tuesday morning.

About two dozen pairs of "Jesus Shoes", worth $1425 (NZ$2250) a pop, went on sale on Tuesday, and nearly immediately sold out.

Launched by MSCHF, the limited edition of white Air Max 97 shoes were injected with coloured holy water sourced from the Jordan River, the DailyMail reported.

If you ever wanted to walk on water, you may be out of luck.

The shoes also are adorned with a crucifix, have a red insole and are scented with frankincense, drawing inspiration from the Vatican.

Even the packaging was given a religious makeover, with designers adding an image of an angel to the box, as well as a seal modeled after the Papal Seal.

"We were wondering, what would a collab with Jesus Christ look like?" he added. Despite the hefty price tag - they're already sold out. The passage describes Jesus walking on the water.

Honestly, I'm not quite sure if the shoes are meant to be targeting religious people, sneaker heads or just anyone who is willing to spend over $1000 on a pair of sneakers, but apparently whatever they're doing is working because they sold out.

Although most of us probably can't afford $4,500 sneakers, the MSCHF website also has a number of free drops for you to take advantage of.

Unsurprisingly however, the shoes have stirred up some serious controversy online, with many incorrectly directing abuse over the release at Nike - which did not have any input or involvement in the design of the sneakers.



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