Protective and Practical: Christian Louboutin Egoutina Spiked Boots.
I haven't been interested in a pair of knee high boots since 2007, but for these I'll make an exception. Here's what I like about them, with the low heel you'll actually wear them a ton. I hate buying an absurdly expensive pair of shoes just to look at them in my closet. The grey suede is going to go with everything and the spiked toe will keep you safe if you turn down a dark ally at night. Kidding. But those spikes are lending an edge to an otherwise almost ladylike style.