The only shoe I've played out of the 5 mentioned there is the Copa 17.1 - and their review of that is dubious, so I wouldn't take much notice of anything else they say tbh. First they say it doesn't allow your feet to breath because of the leather - which is nonsense. Leather allows your feet to breath MUCH better than any synthetic. (I would add though that the compression tongue in this shoe is bad for circulation so any benefits gained from the breathability of the leather are more than lost). They also say they are great for protection, which is only partly true - because the tongue is made of a thin elasitcated fabric which offers no protection whatsover.