It's funny - when cupsole basketball shoes like the adidas Superstar and Nike Air Force 1 were introduced, they were hailed as veritable technological miracles, saving countless feet from the relatively support-free soles of Converse All Stars and the like. So the idea of stripping a sneaker of its high-tech underpinnings in favor of an antiquated vulc sole seems like some kind of a sick joke. Bob Cousy could cry.