14. Nike Air Force III
Year released: 1988
Notable schools: Arizona, Syracuse, UNLV
No doubt AF1s are better known than the Air Force IIIs, but the IIIs spread through the NCAA ranks like wildfire. Rough and rugged, the hightops were seen on the feet of many an elite big man in the late '80s — and on Arizona's Eugene Edgerson over a decade later. The AF1 III remains an under-the-radar silo on and off the court today.