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Edward green 202 last

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    How does everyone find the EG 202 last? Is it wide fitting? Not sleek enough? Any input? Thanks a lot!

    I saw in the eg for kg thread that it took some breaking in - but that might have been specific to those thick soles and not consistent throughout all eg 202 lasts. Please, those with experience, share your wisdom! Thank you [​IMG]
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It is certainly roomy, and not as sleek as other EG lasts. I personally like the way it looks.
     


  3. CrackedCrab

    CrackedCrab Senior member

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    It is certainly roomy, and not as sleek as other EG lasts. I personally like the way it looks.

    I agree with this. I have only one pair of EG on 202 the Newmarket Chelsea and it is the most comfortable of all my EG lasts, followed by the 606 as a close 2nd. I now am more interested in comfort than sleekness, and if I knew then what I know now about EG lasts, I would have avoided the 888 altogether as it is rather uncomfortable for me to wear more than 1/2 day. In short, embrace the 202!
     


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    Shikar Senior member

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    202 is roomy enough to allow your toes to play the piano! Its the most comfortable last for all day wear. The aesthetics are not fashion forward, but the functionality is top notch.

    Regards.
     


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    kolecho Senior member

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    I also prefer lasts which have lots of toe space and adequate width. But 202 does not work for my UK7.5 feet as I find it makes my feet look stumpy. 202 also has a high instep which does not agree with my feet. If you want to try a last that offers similar comfort that looks sleeker, Vass F last is the way to go.
     


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    Roger Senior member

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    I like the 202 last. I have two pairs on it (Berkeleys and Dovers), and, although the 202 is not the sleekest of the EG lasts, these shoes feel better on my feet than other EGs I have on the 888, 89, and 606 lasts. I think that, for me, with narrow feet (EG B/C-fitting), my EGs on the 202 last look sleeker than similar shoes in a wider fitting would look. I too am beginning to put comfort ahead of appearance and foresee more 202-last purchases!
     


  7. grimslade

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    It is certainly roomy, and not as sleek as other EG lasts. I personally like the way it looks.

    I thought it was "blobby." [​IMG]
     


  8. Manton

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    I thought it was "blobby." [​IMG]

    It is. Certainly it is compared to other EG lasts, or compared to the round toe lasts of EG's major competitors.
     


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    Luckyguy Well-Known Member

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    Although it may not be one of the sleekest last from EG, it certainly has a classic look and I like it myself. The 202 last resembles the Hampton last of Alden which I also like alongside the Aberdeen.
     


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    I love the 202. I have a pair of brogue bluchers in 202 and I don't find them blobby at all, certainly not compared the the more conservative lasts of Alden or even C&J.
     


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    Lostinthesupermarket Senior member

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    It's not sleek but it is neat ( as in compact) IMO. I always think it makes my feet look smaller.
     


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    If I wear an 11c or D in Alden Barrie last, and an 11.5C or D in Alden Hampton last, what would I look for in a 202 in UK sizing?
     


  13. grimslade

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    10.5?
     


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    I also prefer lasts which have lots of toe space and adequate width. But 202 does not work for my UK7.5 feet as I find it makes my feet look stumpy. 202 also has a high instep which does not agree with my feet. If you want to try a last that offers similar comfort that looks sleeker, Vass F last is the way to go.

    Agreed. Probably looks better on larger sizes.
     


  15. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I like it a lot.
     


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