Originally Posted by NAMOR
Got lucky on eBay (thanks 330ck), though not sure what colors these are:
Nice! Now let's see it with the shovel!
Originally Posted by dddrees
It was my understanding that most English shoemakers use E, F, and G for the width of their shoes and boots. The inside of my EG Galway has been marked as an 11 1/2 D so I figured since I was ordering another Galway in another configuration from someone else I would confirm that this was an actual UK 11 E. The Axel website lists the UK size but not the UK width so I called and spoke with an SA today. He told me my boot was al 11 1/2 D on the EG D Last. I mentioned that it was my understanding that EG used E, F, and maybe G. I asked him if maybe this didn't equate to the UK 11 E. He insisted that they use the EG D Last instead of the UK E Last to keep the boot from being so chunky. He said the D Last is sleeker than the UK E by a good 1/16 of an inch.
ddd, don't mean to add to the confusion, but when it comes to width, I believe EG does not do any conversions (e.g., they mark 'E' for the UK market then use 'D' in the US market like C&J does for Barney's). I have a pair of Chelseas (marked D) made for Barney's and they are definitely narrower than my other EG shoes in E. Regarding size, I think it's pretty much understood that X(UK)/X+.05(US).
What last is the Galway on?