"Jesus Shoes" at £3000 a pair - with Holy Water

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"Jesus Shoes" at £3000 a pair - with Holy Water

#1  Postby Alan B » Oct 13, 2019 7:46 pm

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Jesus Shoes containing holy water selling for £3,000

A pair of trainers dubbed “Jesus Shoes” that contain holy water are currently selling for as much as £3,000 on resale website StockX.
The controversial shoes, which are the brainchild of Brooklyn-based creative label MSCHF, were released online on Tuesday and initially sold out in minutes.
The repurposed Nike Air Max 97s trainers, which were bought at retail value, have been transformed to make several references to Jesus Christ, although Nike has no affiliation with the creation.
Not only do the shoes contain holy water in the soles that came from the Jordan River and was blessed by a priest, but a crucifix has also been placed on top of the laces on the right trainer.
A verse from the Bible is also referenced on the side of the shoe, Matthew 14:25, while a drop of red ink that symbolises the blood of Christ is visible on the tongue of the trainer.
The biblical verse featured in the design references the act of Jesus Christ walking on water.
Daniel Greenberg, head of commerce at MSCHF, explained the brand was intrigued by the idea of “collab culture”.
“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.”

They sold out in minutes, apparently.
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#2  Postby TopCat » Oct 13, 2019 9:25 pm

It is entirely ethical to relieve those that wish to buy such products from their disposable income.

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#3  Postby Svartalf » Oct 13, 2019 11:11 pm

Selling holy water is simony, as high a crime as any priest could commit before the start of the kid fiddling craze. ergo, the making of those things is immoral and unethical in the first place.
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#4  Postby kiore » Oct 14, 2019 1:45 am

"And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea." Mat 14:25
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#5  Postby aban57 » Oct 15, 2019 11:58 am

Svartalf wrote:Selling holy water is simony, as high a crime as any priest could commit before the start of the kid fiddling craze. ergo, the making of those things is immoral and unethical in the first place.


Actually, the holly water is free. It's the rest of the shoes that's worth £3000.

Probably.
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#6  Postby Svartalf » Oct 15, 2019 12:06 pm

Given that the water in incorporated in the shoes, I find your argument specious.
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#7  Postby Hermit » Oct 16, 2019 9:34 am

Svarty, the Jesus Shoes are a sardonic comment on “collab culture”. From the article Alan B provided a link to:
Daniel Greenberg, head of commerce at MSCHF, explained the brand was intrigued by the idea of “collab culture”.

“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.”
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#8  Postby Svartalf » Oct 16, 2019 10:14 am

yeah, right...
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#9  Postby laklak » Oct 18, 2019 5:21 pm

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#10  Postby Alan B » Oct 19, 2019 8:21 pm

Yep. "Fools and their money..."
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#11  Postby I'm With Stupid » Oct 20, 2019 10:58 am

They're a collectors item. I imagine the people buying them are collectors, not Christians. And they might even go up in value.
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