Here's an explanation of the Edward Green lasts by Tony Gaziano. For those that don't know, he designed the 888 and 82 lasts, and certainly worked extensively with the others. This is taken from the London Lounge Site posted November 7, 2005. I hope this is OK to post it here, since I don't know how to link directly to it. "Hi Guys Just to clarify, the 606, 202 are the same family and the 888,82 last are the same family, the last that was produced for Fosters was the 88 last and the 32,33 last were the parents of the 202,606. so the EG last order goes like this. first the 32 round toe last second the 33 square toe version of the 32 third the 202, adapted 32 to fit better fourth the 606 square toe version of 202 fifth 808 elegant square toe based on the 88 but did not fit well sixth 89 developed for R.Lauren as a better fitting 808 seventh 888 bespoke looking last developed from 202 but longer and narrower toe box eighth 82 round toe based on 888 ther have been other lasts produced by EG but mostly for other customers, not EG core range. there are also numerous slip-on last, but there development history is not as striaght forward. Tony"
quoting for prosperity, it's possible that there are slight typos here, for example I don't quite understand how an 89 could be a better fitting 808, or how 888 is a bespoke-looking 202. but essential info here.