Year Released: 2004

"The whole JD phenomenon is the reason a lot of people who learnt how to flatten boxes and evade duties were homeowners before the recession. The mania for some of these shoes overseas was crazy, yet they seemed to sit on shelves until enterprising characters bought the lot. It's all about the blocking on this one and the colours sit with a gloomy, affordable sportswear aesthetic that kids were wearing (the AF1 had really picked up in the UK at this point) at the time. Nobody over here seemed to bug out on the Cowboys affiliations, just like nobody cared about the tie-in on the JD Portlands. They just liked the colours, but why were these US team themes UK only? Strange." - @gwarizm