A question for the Texans?
Real cowboy boots have a high heel?

My understanding is YES.

This again goes back to Horse riding , where the saddles stirrup comes into play (the heel can hook into) and gives the (spurs) to attach and still have ground clearance. <-- something like that.

The pointed boot part was for kicking them (cow pies) you can get a good left or right spin and fly them pies in the air laugh