This is an old term dating back at least 100 years. My grandmother from Eastern Texas used it quite often to describe an uncouth person. I believe it refers to persons who probably didn't have an out-house or toilet, then when they dropped their pants and stooped down to evacuate their bowels, they would sometime hit the back of their shoes or boots. Of course, they probably just as often hit their pants.
That LeeRoy is a real shit heel.
by meatloaf66 September 22, 2009
A lazy person. Someone who wouldn't expend the energy to wipe the shit they stepped in off their shoes. Someone who would shit in bed and kick it out with their feet.
Bill never has any money. He doesn't work, and sits around all day watching TV and eating potato chips, he's a real shitheel.
by Alistair Finch May 28, 2006