Originally Posted by oroy38
Those of you who have EGs on the 82 last, did you go the regular 1/2 size down? Ie: If I'm a US 9D, I would order a UK 8.5 E.
I also am a pretty standard US 9D. Well in AE. In Alden the heels of their 9D/B are a little loose for me. But 9D back when I wore Foot Joy, Cole Hahn, AE.
Now that my shoe taste has been moved a bit by the amount of shoe porn around, I normally wear a 8.5E in EG. My best fitting last is the 202 and 606. The 888 works and is the right length.
I have several in the 82 last. A bit longer but not so much that I size down. However I see this as a pigeon toed last and don't really like it much and won't buy in that last again. The front of the shoe turns inward too much for my taste.
I probably could follow conventional wisdom and wear a 8E in JH 8000 last but don't. Still taking an 8.5E but those do fit a bit more "comfortably" than my EGs.
This is across about 15-20 pair.
There is nothing like experience or at least flying to Hawaii and trying them on.