Inside the box of a sub shoe, EG will typically leave a note identifying reason for "subs". My pair of galways had once such note when picked them up at the factory. Issue was with "inner vamp stiching" however when the shoes were inspected, both my an EG employee and myself, no defect appeared visible.
Ok, good to know. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for your Galway subs and what make-up was it?