This boot is designed for the working cowboy. The heel is under slung but has a long base that gives you the stability and comfort you need for ground work. The heel rand is extended, just right, for a heavy banded spur and the shafts are taller for leg protection. The welt and mid sole are extended towards the waist for the cowboy who rides oxbows. If you work feed lots you'll be happy to know that the outsole is bonded, which eliminates the probability of "feed lot stuff" rotting the welt threads.