If any basketball shoe could challenge the Converse ERX-400 when it came to sheer bulk, it was the Nike Air Force III. A true high-top with billboard-level branding, the Air Force III was a popular choice on every level from grade school to the NBA. Nike's Flight line was still a year away - but even if it had existed, it wouldn't have stood a chance. The outdoor-inspired "Escape" models were particularly choice.