Ruff Stocks are designed for working and rodeo cowboys. The heels are block with long bases to ensure stability. The heel rands are extended to fit a heavier banded rough stock spur. If you ride ox bows, you'll find that the extended welt and mid sole provide more comfort than a typical ¾ welted boot. The top leathers are soft if you need to wrap the shafts (rough stock cowboys). The heels are nailed on so that the whole outsole isn't torn off during a mishap. They have a SD Footbed that is moisture wicking, antibacterial and machine washable, XSD insole which is a patent pending one-piece insole with injected composite X shank for maximum stability, rubber midsole and 50k outsole (genuine super slab rubber), and a square toe. Imported.