If there was one shoe that perfectly encapsulated 1988, it was the Converse ERX-400. Done up with more vents and louvers than a Lamborghini Countach, the ERX-400 was Converse's top-of-the line basketball entry, featuring their then-new Energy Wave cushioning technology. Guys on their NBA roster wore it, but not the ones at the top - Magic Johnson even had PEs made up that LOOKED like the ERX-400, but were just his favored Pro Leather underneath. Crazy tech isn't for everyone.