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Edward Green 888 Sizing....

dmash

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Hey I know this has been brought up quite a few times, but I'm just wanting to make sure. I'm wanting to pick up the EG Dark Oak Inverness in the 888 last. I would just like a few more opinions on sizing though. My foot on paper measures about 10.25" and 4" wide, so I measure out to about a true 8.5D, borderline E. In a normal last I'm always a D width, but everybody keeps talking about how narrow the 888 is. Can someone suggest if I should go with 8/8.5D or 8/8.5E? I'm under the assumption that they run pretty true to length so I believe I have the 8/8.5 locked in correctly.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I'm 10.5E in John Lobb, Alfred Sargent, C&J and a few others but I'm a 10.5F in the Edward Green 888 last.
I also have a pair of Chelsea boots by EG that are E width (unknown last) which are very tight on me.
I think you're safe to size up one width.
 

dmash

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Isn't EG F=US E and EG E=US D?
 

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My foot measurements are same as yours. I take an 8.5/9D in an 888 side gusset and a monkstrap that's snug,but fits. My guess is an E fitting in the same size would be fine for a lace-up. The width of your foot requires you to go a 1/2 size up on the 888 last.
 

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You don't know it fits until you try it on.

Each manufacturer, and each last of a given m/f, fits differently for a given size. And each shoe is slightly different.

I own no 888s, though have tried a pair on. I own lots of 88s, the earlier rounder version, which fit my feet almost perfectly. (most 202s don't. some 82s do. 69s are iffy for me around the heel and depend on the individual shoe.)

If you are buying on the interwebz, you can not know if it fits until you try it.
 

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IME the perfect EG shoe fits snug at first and will conform to your feet.

My McKays size 12.5/13D fit larger than my Inverness of the same size/last. EG will tell you all of their lasts are the same (save the loafer lasts) except for the toe shape. I have found this to be generally true, but each shoe is made of leather and depending on the leather/cut can end up fitting differently.
 

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I am a TTS 11US D. I wear 10.5E on the 888 last. Still, as suggested earlier, you should try them on.
 

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There is often confusion about EG widths. Their philosophy is that the shoe should be snug, snugger than most Americans are used to. The widths are the same. So a US D should take an EG D. The truth of this is obvious: the writing inside the shoe shows both lengths but only one width.

As was said above, the lasts are the same except for the toe box.
 

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Originally Posted by 89826
There is often confusion about EG widths. Their philosophy is that the shoe should be snug, snugger than most Americans are used to. So a US D should take an EG D. The truth of this is borne out by the fact that the writing inside the shoe shows both lengths but only one width.
As was said above, the lasts are the same except for the toe box.


Yes, an American D width is an EG D width. An American E is an EG E width.
 

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^^ That's not true. I wear 10/10.5 E on the 888 last (that's what's written within the "size oval" on the inside the shoe). They certainly do not fit wider than, say, the 10.5 D Peal & Co. shoes I have from Brooks Brothers.
 

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The only way that you can establish that any pair of shoes is suitable for you is to try them on. There is far more to your feet than length or width and of themselves those two measurements/impressions of the last will not help you.
 

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