Better late than never! After long last, the EPLA short is fully made and approved. Here's an image of the last sample, in size 32:
We're going to put these into work pronto, and we're expecting delivery by the end of the month.
I wear the same in both.
Never worn the Barrie. But Simpson's only a concern if you have a very high instep. If you can wear the Simpson then you can wear the Forest in the same size. Some folks recommend sizing 1/2 up on the Simpson, but I'd recommend not wearing it at all as it's not designed for your foot. It's a sleek last and not all of our feet are sleek. :)