I was put off the high top EPS shoes because the ankle didn't seem to have the same outer as the foot, it just looked like a sponge. I think I was a convert to lace covers by that point anyway after buying a set of Freerider EPS shoes.
The Gore Tex shoes looked like the answer, but I bought a pair of Trailcross high tops, which I think are pretty close to the Gore shoes, and I don't like them. The sizing is odd and the sole feels more like a sports shoe sole than a riding shoe sole. Presumably that's the Adidas influence.
Before I used the Trailcross shoes I'd probably have bought the GTX shoes on the belief they'd be better than anything else on the market, but the Trailcross shoes are bad enough that I'm not risking them!