Shaft Height: Approx. 12'' Tall. Durango also built a tempered steel shank into the base of these 12" Gambler boots. Having this benefits you greatly, because your footing will be steady and it provides support to the arches of your feet that allows you to stand throughout the day comfortably. You will be extremely satisfied with the rubber outsole that has been attached to the bottom of these Western boots. Pull straps are of great assistance. A cushion flex insole cushioning, comfortable to stand on, particularly durable.