The devil wears Prada and Jesus wears Nike Air Max 97’s, apparently. Nike recently dropped the most #blessed pair of sneakers we’ve ever witnessed, and no, they’re not Yeezy’s.
The ‘Jesus Shoes’ are a classic Nike Air Max 97 silhouette with a pious twist. The soles of the shoes are filled with Holy Water, and the sneakers literally smell like Frankincense. It is the most ignorant display of opulence we’ve seen in recent memory and I’ve never respected anything more.
“The Vatican has mad style if you really look at it—dope engravings, crazy hats, everything blinged out with gold—so we wanted these shoes to allude to that,” a press release for the sneaker reads.
“The soles are filled with Holy Water (the water was originally sourced from the river Jordan, and then blessed).
“The custom red insoles reference the traditional red shoes that the Pope wears, and the insoles are even scented with Frankincense, one of the gifts brought by the three wise men who traveled to greet Jesus after his birth.
The seal on the box is modified from the official Papal Seal, and the angel on the box is excerpted from Albrecht Durer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I.”
The sneakers, which were being sold for a cool $1,425, sold out pretty much immediately. Resellers have already started flogging their wares on the Internet, with some bidders willing down to slap down $5,000 for the beasts.