Like Twisted X Buckaroos, Ruff Stocks are designed for working and rodeo cowgirls. The heels are either under slung or block with long bases to ensure stability. The heel rands are extended to fit a heavier rough stock spur. If you ride ox bows, you'll find that the extended welt and mid sole provide more comfort than a typical 3/4 welted boot. The top leathers are soft if you need to wrap the shafts (rough stock cowgirls). The heels are nailed on so that the whole outsole isn't torn off during a mishap.