Since being introduced to 'shell cordovan' on this site 5 years ago I have been an unabashed Alden enthusiast. Aldens comprise roughly 75% of my shells, which outside of a few suede offerings, is pretty much all I own. However, while Aldens are the majority, I am increasingly finding my non-Aldens as my favorites (boots - Ron Rider alpine grain shell, shoes - AE walnut and burgundy strands). It is this reason that I have become much more willing to step outside of my Alden comfort zone. And I have been admiring EG from afar for quite some time.
Other than the way the Dainite sole looks on some of the dressier offerings, to my eyes, the aesthetics are a push. Which brings me to my question, is there a construction or comfort difference that explains the price premium for EG's? As always, any insight is appreciated.