These New $3,000 Nike “Jesus Shoes” Are Filled With Holy Water
Marc Gordon - November 30, 2019

Smart

By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!


And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!


Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!


And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

If you’ve ever wanted to channel your religious affiliation through fashion then this is the news for you. We are here to announce that Brooklyn-based brand MSCHF made a thousand-dollar pair of Nikes that have been dubbed the “Jesus Shoe.” These kicks are decked out with holy water straight from the Jordan River, a crucifix, red insoles, and a Matthew 14:25 inscription. But that’s not all, they are scented with frankincense, which, according to the Book of Matthew, was one of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus on the night of his birth.

 

If you feel like this is a bit too much, you are totally right. The brand’s head of commerce, Daniel Greenberg, told the New York Post that they came up with the idea as a way to drag “collab culture.” He’s referring to the Post Office x Forever 21 clothing line and the Arizona Iced Tea and Adidas line. The brand asked itself, “What would a collab with Jesus Christ look like?” and came up with these sneakers. If you needed yet another reason to buy these sneakers, then just know that Drake bought them.

 

The shoes were originally $1,425 but are all sold out now. There are select sizes available for $2K or $3K.