Official Park Slope mom shoes make big fashion news

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Thomas Iannacone, WWD

You know those flats that have been all over Seventh Avenue for a couple of summers?

WWD accessories editor Roxanne Robinson-Escriout is drooling all over them today:

…each season I see the best of the best. But my latest accessories discovery wasn’t from a chic Parisian salon, slick Milan runway or hip downtown New York showroom; rather, it came from the playgrounds and play spaces of Queens and Brooklyn.

Roxanne’s new fashion crush is the $29.95 to $34.95 Saltwater sandal first introduced in the 1940s  as a way of using scrap leather from military boots. The shoes got a boost when Suri Cruise (not Laurie Berkner?) was photographed in them, but Robinson-Escriout has bigger things in mind for the humble footwear:

I think fashion folk may become as obsessed with them as I am. And if the company called on shoe whizzes like Pierre Hardy, Bruno Frisoni or Christian Louboutin to do a collaboration, they would go downright crazy over them!

We’re going to go downright crazy when Loubouton releaseses his saber-heeled version in purple python. But will they still be thirty bucks?

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