Originally Posted by UR003
Is this a consequence of way the 89 last is constructed compared to the triple 8? In other words, if one were to order the EG Ecton on the 89 last (if possible - don't know if EG will make their own shoes MTO to RL lasts, which is an interesting question if I may say so), would the split be longer too? Or is it the result of the instructions of RL to EG to make this specific model, the Carter, specifically this way for them?
I believe short lake and long split have to do with the specific design on the RLPL Carter not with last. I don't know if the 89 last is exclusive to RLPL but I don't remember seeing any 89 last under EG label.
Andrew, do your EG Dovers have the same lake and split lengths as the Ecton?
I love both the Ecton and the Carter, however, if I have to choose I'll pick Carter. I like the shorter lake and longer split combo better. That's why I love the the JL Bordor.