Height of a boot is a personal like or dislike.
I have not ever seen "western boots" go to anything above mid-calf.
I can tell you my tall English field boots have some restrictive movement in them for barn chores.
Pull on if you have wide calves can be harder to get on or off, and pants can not be slim cut unless you wear the bottoms tucked in, something more commonly seen by women.
Zippers on side or back...seen more on a true English style boot.
For walking and having a bit of traction and stability, a sole with some tread or grip-ability is favored.
I have true paddock boots with a flat bottomed sole. I hate them on grass or damp ground I slip and slide.
Soles as long as they are not lugged like on a true work-boot are fine for riding in.
A stirrup that is proper width is not going to "trap" a foot...but release the foot as needed when needed.
Several of us gave you examples of multi-purpose boots you will see many wearing in barns doing chores, riding and other activities.
I think that was covered for you....
You of course need to go discover on your own in stores and tack shops the full array of offerings for footwear and the outrageous prices some come with...
You talk about wanting/needing western boots but want to ride English and then want a boot that can cover both disciplines and barn work and chores...
That was what was offered by many were footwear we use.
Tried, true and tested by our feet... Decisions are yours to make...
Go try the boots on and purchase what is most comfortable for you...it is your feet and body that needs to be comfortable.