If a unlined suede Shanklin on rubber soles are not one of the most comfortable/versatile, yet classic, shoes don't know what is
For reference only...
I'm a 10C/D on the Brannock.
Alden Barrie 9D is a perfect, snug, fit with thin dress socks only.
I wear a shearling lined 64 lasted Galway in a UK9E and it fits very well with a thin dress sock only. I believe the shearling lined shaft is responsible for consuming a lot of interior boot volume however. My Galway on the 82 last is a UK9E and while the footbed is perfect for my foot, the interior/instep volume is a bit spacious. My 82's lack the shearling. Generally people find the 64 to be the more spacious of two...but again my perspective is limited.
I'll spare you the "importance of a proper fitting" lecture.
Hope this helps.
I think actual pictures of the boots and the issue as well as the EG label inside both boots would be extreme helpful. Not only for us when making recommendations but also for EG if you should decide to ask for some assistance. What were terms of the sale at the time? Why exactly were the boots on sale?
The fact is that you'll never know if it was an honest mistake or not....Could they have just have had a pair of mismatched boots that they wanted to move and hoped you didn't notice in the shop? Sure..Would they ever admit it? Probably not....But...I would lean towards honest mistake myself... I honestly don't see EG selling something in such a manner on purpose. Someone didn't check something close enough and off they went...You didn't really catch on either now did you?
The receipt and an email should probably give you an idea as to what EG has to say on the matter. It does sort of lead to the question as to who has the second pair of mismatched boots and what they might be thinking???
There are so many ways to argue this.
@Farhad19620 am just curious, from the practical view point, what is exactly wrong with Left & Right boots are not part of the same pair, if they were produced to the same spec (apart form the obvious tongue issue that you highlighted)? Looking at your pictures they look exactly the same from outside. And I guess most human being will have their left foot different from their right foot anyway and they would not be able to tell.
(I know that thing will be annoying when we have noticed it, but clearly you did not notice it before)
EG can argue that the boots were discounted before they were labelled incorrectly + the tongue.