The shoes were originally $1,425 but are all sold out now and going for up to eight times the price for those who slept on them when they first went on sale.
If you ever needed proof that we stray further from God's light every day, this new Nike sneaker will do the trick. The shoes also have the Bible verse Matthew 14:25 - the passage describing Jesus walking on water - at the side of the show along with a single blood drop to represent the blood of Christ.
"Jesus Shoes" are basically distinctive pair of white Nike Air Max 97s, manufactured by a Brooklyn-based creative label MSCHF, Fox News reported on Wednesday. "Jesus Shoes" are made with 100% frankincense wool (get it?), while the laces are strewn with a crucifix.
If you think that it's only the holy water that soared up the price tag, then take a look at another feature of the kicks.
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.
In fact, despite Greenberg confirming that MSCHF purchased the original sneakers at retail value, and did not receive them from Nike, many Twitter users blasted the sportswear company, with one even accusing it of "worshiping the devil". Now, we only have a passing knowledge of the bible from school RE lessons, but seem to remember something about Jesus getting angry once in a marketplace over profiteering? Greenberg said. "As a Jew myself, the only thing I knew was that he walked on water".
The shoes have been created by MSCHF as part of a concerted effort to poke fun at collaboration culture in modern design.