Well, I'm just relaying what I've been able to gather from here and there. The shoes are likely not made by EG as they lack certain of their features such as the elongated heel stiffener. I don't see which circumstances are "improbable" among those I've listed above - the soles, for example, have a softly rolling waist which looks neither like C&J Handgrade nor EG. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.
Thanks Ries. I am happy to be completely wrong it just seems improbable that shoes are partially made and only under supervision by Quality Control Rep's outside of C & J employed staff. For starters.
As I said I'm happy for you to be right. Just saying.