The “Jesus Shoes” are a pair of custom Nike Air Max 97 containing 59 ml of water sourced from the River Jordan, which runs 251 km along the borders of Jordan, Israel and Syria. It’s believed to be the body of water in which Jesus was baptized.
Other Biblically inspired details on the shoe are an inscription of Matthew 14:25 on the toebox, a steel crucifix on the shoe laces and a red sole alluding to the red leather Papal shoes worn by the Pope.
The “Jesus Shoes” were going for US$1,425 (approx. S$1,964.40), but were sold out within a minute of their online release on Tuesday. The sneakers are now reselling on Stockx.com for US$3,000 (S$4,135.52).
Source: Footwear News
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