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The strangest thing about the Linkin Park X Sebago collaboration is not that the band synonymous with teen angst in the aughts designed shoes. It's that they designed shoes for a company best known for their boat shoes, the signature footwear of New England prepsters. But while you're un-furrowing your brow consider this: (a) 10% of the proceeds from the boot goes to Hurricane Sandy victims and (b) they ain't all that bad. In fact they're pretty great if you're into combat boots. [Refinery29]