When I was in London earlier this year my preferred last, 808, was not heavily stocked. I'm just wondering if this will be the case some sales time.
You might have difficulties finding last 808 in the EG sale. EG, in their own collection, has virtually phased out the last 808 and replaced it with 888. (I believe last 888 is a bit more forgiving and fits a greater number of people than 808.) It might still be RLPL's last of choice (has been for the last years); equally other retailers might specify that particular last for their orders. See if you can find 888 somewhere to try on, EG will have a much better selection in that last. Of course, if you don't look for a bargain, they can always make up the shoe of your choice in last 808.