A specialty line of shoes injected with holy water from the Jordan River sold out in minutes, despite a price tag of $3,000 per pair. The creator of the shoes has said they were meant to be a satire of “collaboration culture.”
The sneakers, dubbed “Jesus Shoes,” contain around two ounces of water blessed by a priest. The water is visible in the soles of the shoes. The shoe’s manufacturer, Gabriel Whaley, said he wanted to create the appearance of walking on water, as Christ did.
The shoes are marked with the Bible verse Matthew 14:25, one of the accounts of Jesus walking on water. They were branded “INRI,” the designation ascribed to Christ while he was nailed to the cross, which stands for “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.”