words_Nick DePaula While most of our posts take on an objective or positive tone, 'cause we generally like to write about shoes we like, you can't always be nice to everything. Unfortunately for your viewing displeasure, what we have here (courtesy Hoop China) is a sample of the Converse Wade I -- only they vulcanized it. I can't explain it, either. With brands "fusing" everything from classic Air Jordan models to even the Reebok Answer III, to the dismay of sneaker purists everywhere, it's no surprise that Converse had toyed around with the idea of remixing their most popular hoops shoe in recent years. The Wade I, with its multi-panel upper and considerable versatility, appears to be the latest victim of vulcanization. With DWade splitting from Converse, thankfully these'll never hit a retail wall. WadeVulc3WadeVulc2WadeVulc