By: Evan Jankens
Earlier this year, Nike unveiled their first version of the Calvin Johnson shoe called the CJ81.
Nikeinc.com released this statement about the new ‘Megatron’ line for last year:
In celebration of Thanksgiving weekend, Nike celebrates a long-standing weekend of football and an athlete that has truly transformed the game. The Nike CJ81 Collection Inspired by Megatron speaks to WR Calvin Johnson’s rare combination of physical talent and mental toughness. This menacing combination creates a prototypical specimen that undoubtedly deserves a moniker like Megatron. Much like the fictional character, Johnson relies on his uncanny ability to pull out an arsenal of physical strengths or “weapons” based on anything he encounters on the field.
The collection, inspired by the Hasbro Transformers character created in 1984, features iconic Nike silhouettes across lifestyle, training and performance including the CJ81 Nike Air Max Flyposite, CJ81 Nike Huarache Free Shield, CJ81 Nike Vapor Jet Glove 2.0, CJ81 Nike Vapor Football Sock, CJ81 Nike True Adjustable Hat, and the CJ81 Nike KO Hoody.
This year Nike has stepped up their game even more, they are releasing a limited edition Calvin Johnson Megatron pack. This pack includes 3 limited editions shoes. You wonder how limited they are? Click the link to find out!
To me the coolest part are the gloves you can buy. Yes, I have no idea what the heck I would wear the gloves for, but they are cool. What is your favorite item? Leave a comment below or tweet me.