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Eg stock shoes,why no 888?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
It seems reading most posts that everyone's favourite EG last is 888,so how come when you call about their current selection of stock shoes it is made up almost exclusively of 202,606 and 82?
Could it be that they don't know their market,or is it so you have to pay the premium to get an 888 last in the style you want MTO?
Or,am I talking rubbish and everyone loves the 606,202 and 82?
post #2 of 9
Aren't the inverness, asquith and the RLPL Mackay on the 888 last and regularly available?
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by benecios
It seems reading most posts that everyone's favourite EG last is 888,so how come when you call about their current selection of stock shoes it is made up almost exclusively of 202,606 and 82?
Could it be that they don't know their market,or is it so you have to pay the premium to get an 888 last in the style you want MTO?
Or,am I talking rubbish and everyone loves the 606,202 and 82?

You're quite right about this forum's collective preference which tends to be the 888, but I suppose that a non neglectable part of EG's customer base is more traditional and as such prefers the other lasts

Oh, and for what it's worth, I prefer the 82.
post #4 of 9
Off the top of my head, they stock the Warwick and Inverness in 888. I'm sure there are a couple others. Most of the people in the market for EGs are looking for conservative shoes, and in England, black ones. These people, I believe, are not shoe freak-y enough to special order and wait three plus months for shoes. Shoe freaks who find their antiquing in non-black shoes and edgier lasts beautiful can wait, and generally want something special enough as not to be satisfied by stock shoes in a specific configuration.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Over the last 4 months I have recieved 3 lists of stock shoes in my size(7E)and on only one occasion has there been an 888.That was a Ladbroke in Acorn.
Maybe its just my size and they have more variety in the bigger sizes?
post #6 of 9
Where does the stock list come from?

The EG shop, like other retailers, specifies which design they want on which last. Quite a few of the samples featured in the catalogue are made on the 888. But if Raymond Fox (manger of the shop) feels he could sell more, if a particular model was on a different last, then he will place his order accordingly.

The Jermyn Street shop is a shop, not a showroom.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
I mean the shop stock list.When I fancy a new pair I email the shop to see what they have in stock so I dont have to pay 20% more for MTO.

Your post points to the fact mentioned in an earlier post that although most SF'ers prefer the 888 obviously the 606,202 and 82 must sell better in the shop.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by benecios
I mean the shop stock list.When I fancy a new pair I email the shop to see what they have in stock so I dont have to pay 20% more for MTO.

Your post points to the fact mentioned in an earlier post that although most SF'ers prefer the 888 obviously the 606,202 and 82 must sell better in the shop.

I'm not sure your premise is correct. The 888 is a harder fit for many participants. I -- for one -- prefer the 606. So I have taken the liberty to start a poll on this very topic. You can now find it as a separate discussion on this Forum.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
That sounds reasonable enough,as I said I didnt know the reason but it seems they may be a few factors involved and this one hadn't crossed my mind.Hence the reason for the post.The knowledge on this forum is second to none.
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