Sabatons

A sabaton is plate foot-protection that covers the shoe. Officially, you’re not allowed to hit the feet; however, it’s a common occurrence for weapons to bounce down from the greaves. Leg attacks happen often, and intuition forces you to lift your leg, causing the strike to hit your sabatons - if you’re wearing them, or your unprotected feet if you’re not. In my opinion, they are a must-have item for every fighter.