I remember reading some discussion in various threads (including, perhaps, this one) over the past six months or so about EG's shoe trees, and whether they are lasted or not, and so I thought that I'd cross-post the following post from the Australian Members' thread, in case any EG owners are interested.
Originally Posted by Journeyman
This may have changed in the last couple of years, but EG shoe trees certainly used to be lasted - that is, they were made to fit specific last shapes.
I have EGs on both the 202 and 606 lasts and the shoe trees are quite different. The 202 and 606 lasts are related - the back to middle of the last is the same shape for each, but whereas the 202 last has a wider, classically "almond"-shaped toe, the 606 last has a more modern, slightly chiselled toe box.
Here are a couple of photos:
Shoes - 202 on top, 606 on bottom:
Trees - 202 on top, 606 on bottom:
It might be difficult to see in a two-dimensional photo, but as well as having quite a different toe shape on the shoe trees, with the 606 last shoe tree being quite a bit narrower at the toe and widening more sharply as it moves back towards the middle, the 606 shoe tree is also lower at the front, with a sharper rise up towards the pronounced "instep" of the shoe tree.
So, in conclusion, EG certainly used to make shoe trees that were made for specific lasts, even for related lasts such as the 202 and 606 lasts. However, I don't know if that is still the case and it would be interesting to find out.