New York design firm MSCHF releases $4,000 ‘Jesus shoes’ to let wearers walk on water, sell out in minutes
When Jesus was arrested by the Romans at the request of the Jews, He was mocked, spat upon and beaten every step of the way to the cross where He shed God’s blood sufficient to pay for the sins of the very people who were mocking Him. Flash-forward 2,000 years later and Jesus is still being mocked by Jews and Romans, only now it’s for sport and profit.
“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” Matthew 14:24-27 (KJV)
In a mildly clever though completely unoriginal attempt at creativity, the MSCHF design team created shoes to let anyone ‘walk on water’, funny stuff. But here’s something a lot more clever than that. The blood that Jesus shed on the cross back then is still sufficient to pay for the sins of the entire MSCHF design team, all they have to do is receive it and be saved. And it doesn’t cost $4,000, it’s free for the asking. The very product they have created to mock the One who died to save them puts them mere inches away from salvation, they had to open the New Testament and read Matthew 14 to research the shoe, right? Imagine being that close to being spared from an eternity in a burning, fiery Hell, and then missing it? These ‘Jesus Shoes’ won’t be nearly so comical in that day, I’m thinking.
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”Luke 23:34 (KJV)
There’s the Air Jordan. Now there’s the Air Jordan River.
FROM THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: A line of “Jesus shoes” with Jordan River water in their soles, allowing anyone to walk on the wet stuff, sold out in minutes on Tuesday for up to $4,000 a pair. The modified Air Max 97s are loaded with references to the “good shepherd.” The laces of the right shoe hold a gold-colored crucifix, a spot of red on the shoes’ tongue symbolizes the blood of Christ, and the back of the right shoe bears the letters INRI, representing a Latin inscription which translates to “Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews.”
And of course, wearers can literally walk on water. The side of the shoe references the Bible verse Matthew 14:25 — “And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.”
“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.”
“We were wondering, what would a collab with Jesus Christ look like?” Greenberg says. “As a Jew myself, the only thing I knew was that he walked on water.”
A friend in Israel sent Greenberg the water, which was blessed by a priest and injected it into the Nikes’ air bubbles. Each pair contains 60 cubic centimeters of liquid. “This was one of the holiest of collabs,” Greenberg said.
And the most lucrative. On the Stockx sneaker trading website the shoes are priced at $3,000-$4,300 a pair.
Nike was not connected to the project in any way — MSCHF bought the shoes, then made the modifications. The company plans to sell more of the shoes online on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. READ MORE
Company creates “Jesus Shoes” out of Nikes, now on sale for $4,000
“JESUS SHOES”: A company created this special pair by putting holy water in the soles of Nike Air Max 97 sneakers – and now they’re selling for $4,000.