I'm a big fan of the 'shoe-boot' as a style of shoe. I have a few inexpensive pairs, but in my quest for the perfect classic wardrobe, I was on the hunt for some in plain black and with a good simple design. I came across the perfect pair on Spartoo by Nicole Richie's label House of Harlow 1960. Although initially concerned over the heel height, the platform sole is deceiving and they seem to be not too bad to walk in. I hope.