Originally Posted by Burton
I have a good deal of experience with EG "F" widths. I agree with Sevenfold with regard to the 202 last. I would say the 202 F is designed for a wide foot that also has a lot of volume--wide and fat, for lack of a better term. However, I would disagree with regard to the 888 last. The 888 "F" is a wide foot but normal volume. The EG 8/8.5 F width 888 is my best fitting last and width. I also wear the Alden 8E Barrie, 8.5E Aberdeen and the Carmina UK8 Rain last. Hope this helps people find their right size.
For context, I have 888s, 88s, and 202s in both D and E widths. I have other EG lasts too, but those are either in only E or only D. I wear no E widths in US sizing.
I would agree that a person who wears E width in Alden's Barrie would be fine with an F width in the 888. Frankly, I am a bit surprised that a 202F is too wide for you.