Koio teams up with Dominique Ansel to release a cronut inspired sneaker

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Koio teams up with Dominique Ansel to release a cronut inspired sneaker



Koio has teamed up with cronut creator Dominique Ansel to create a croissant themed trainer (Picture: Koio)Ever wish your trainers more closely resembled a trendy pastry?
Us neither, but there must be a market as sneaker brand Koio has just teamed up with Dominique Ansel to create a shoe inspired by the tasty cronut that made the baker famous (he’s also responsible for cookie shot glasses, FYI).
Rather than being flaky like a croissant or soft and squishy like a doughnut, the limited edition colourway of the Koio Avalanche is themed around the core ingredients of the cronut: flour, sugar, eggs, and butter.
So the yellow accents on the heel and laces are butter, while the white represents flour and the eggshell, well, eggs.

Spot the shades inspired by butter, eggs, sugar and flour (Picture: Koio)A crystalised texture on the toe and heel is meant to signify sugar, and there’s even a little croissant charm on the labels to hammer home the pastry resemblance.
The fabrics used are a little fancier than the ingredients in your baking cupboard. The eggshell sections are made of Italian calf leather, the flour bits are suede, the butter is patent leather, and the sugar is crystallised suede.
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The shoes are all lined with butter-soft calf leather and have a ultra-comfortable, bouncy, removable insole so they’ll feel as dreamy to wear as walking on pastry.
The shoes are also a tad more expensive than digging into a cronut, at $348 (£268) a pair. Ouch.
You do get a free pack of Dominique Ansel pancake mix, though, so that’s a free breakfast sorted.
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