I didn't realize the Rapid City existed, so thank you for bringing that option to my attention! I'll probably still talk to Allison about what is available, though. I've found that I don't wear my shell shoes as much as I like due to weather, so this is filling a specific need for me.
Are the Independence insole and outsole appreciably better than the standard selections? I'd be interested in hearing people's thoughts.
I'd second the Rapid City's. They are really cool shoes, and look much better in person than they do on the website.
Won't the shell Leeds on the Dainite sole be essentially the AE version of an all-weather walker?