'Jesus shoes' filled with holy water sell out in one minute

The shoes merge sleak sneaker culture and Christianity

The shoes merge sleak sneaker culture and Christianity

A one of its kind limited-edition holy water-filled sneakers went out of stock within a few minutes and that too at a colossal price of Dollars 3,000.

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

A Brooklyn-based brand customised a pair of Nike shoes and transformed them into a $3000 product by adding a religious touch. MSCHF has also inscribed Matthew 14:25 on the toe box and developed the entire design with a general biblical vibe.

The shoebox even displays an angel and a marking that closely resembles the official papal seal.

Far from being an attempt to spread some spirituality to the world however, MSCHF's aim with the release of the sneakers was actually to mock the "absurdity" of "collab culture".

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

Aiming high, the team posed a collaboration with "one of the most influential figures in history": Jesus Christ.

MSCHF then debuted the shoes on popular sneaker re-sale website StockX, where they flew off shelves in a matter of minutes, leaving not so much as a sprinkling of holy water in their wake.

The team chose to use Air Max 97s, Greenberg's daily shoe (although the product has no association with Nike), and inject holy water into the midsole, the cushioned part of a sneaker.

Greenberg, who dropped out of college after his freshmen year and is now studying two days a week at New York University while working full-time at MSCHF, tells Yahoo Lifestyle while rushing to class, "We're not a shoe company and we did not believe many would buy these or pay freaking $1,425".

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