To be honest, it seems as if stock was low to begin with, hence the sale. The pair I received to proxy to clausc has the date 07 JAN 2008 on it, so it's evidently old stock they are trying to get rid of.
Mine also seem to be G width. On their website they had the Consul G in black only at full price. From the pics they seemed tan, but marked brown on the box. What the hell? And the last is 73, from AW08, not 173, right? I do not have them yet, I see the pics taken by Ich_Dien.