How many sneaker companies can you name that have 90% of their line in the mid-top and taller range? Sorry, AND 1 doesn’t count. That’s exactly what we like about the new Zoo York Holiday 08/Spring 09 collection. Not only do these sneaks buck the trend, but they’re also uniquely east-coast: tall enough to protect ankles from harsh streets and warm enough to protect feet from harsh weather. And sh-t, if Donny Barley’s down, we’re down.

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