Growing up, Dwyane Wade evolved his game on the asphalt and in the dimly lit Richards High School gym in Robbins, Illinois, playing for hours in the stifling Midwestern summertime heat. His tireless determination and undying persistence helped him overcome academic issues at Marquette University, leading the Golden Eagles to the Final Four in ’03. DWade’s success has continued at the game’s highest level, where his tedious practice habits, unmatched skill set and poised leadership have merited five NBA All-Star Game appearances and the coveted NBA Finals MVP Award in 2006. In 2008-09, Wade has put on the bookbag, decimating would-be defenders with an assortment of chopped goodies and watery range that’s got Floridians proclaiming “WADE County” once again. He’s averaging 30.2 points per outing, which is tops in the league, and has transformed the undervalued Miami Heat from likely pretenders to unprecedented contenders. Through it all, Dee’s sported variations of his first signature shoe, the WADE 1. Converse reissued the shoe in all of its black/white/red glory to celebrate their stud’s stat-stuffing season. The Converse Wade 1 is available now in limited numbers at Champs for $90. Via Bounce.