Owning many Old gringo boots most 13" shaft these are really stunning and the short shaft is comfortable and gives a great profile. The tooling is exquisite ( I ordered the Black) especially fond of the detail tooling at the top of the shaft. There is a sparkle leather in the cut outs that has a bronze tone to it and gives the boot dimension rather than having a solid black back ground. They are elegant with a Romy flare. Old Gringo Congratulations on another amazing boot.