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The latest invention from Cronut mastermind Dominique Ansel: a croissant-inspired sneaker

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I love croissants so much that I regularly get up at the crack of dawn to get a warm, freshly baked croissant from my local bakery. But I recently discovered that my love of croissants pales in comparison to Dominique Ansel’s.

Ansel is best known for his viral pastry sensation, the croissant-doughnut hybrid called the Cronut. But his real love is the pure, unadulterated croissant. Ansel begins every day by staring at photos of the cross-sections of croissants that the managers at each of his six restaurants send him.”I’m looking for that perfect honeycomb structure inside,” he says. “The layers, the lamination of the dough, all of it can tell you if it’s going to be a good batch.”

[Photo: courtesy Koio]Today, Ansel expresses his love for the croissant in an entirely new form: A $348 sneaker made by the startup Koio. Sneaker collaborations are all the........

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