I have a pair of 888 EG Brooksvilles for RL. I also have a few pairs of 337s. I think the 888 is a bit more comfortable but EG leather is softer than C&J. At the same time C7Js 337 is a better looking shoe IMO
Price! and too many other shoes vintage and modern. I was wearing one of my favourite vintage pair todays my 1940s Stetson Avenues. I must confess I love walking in thick soled shoes. They seem more comfortable over a distance.