After releasing selective images earlier this year, Nike and NFL superstar Calvin Johnson have officially released his signature Nike CJ81 Elite TD cleat.  The shoe is uniquely built for Johnson’s rare combination of speed, size, and strength. It features various technologies including a lightweight proprioceptive collar, a dynamic midfoot arch strap, and a full-length speed plate for traction and control on the field.  The distinct diamond star pattern throughout the forefoot and side panel provides a solution that allows the upper to conform to the foot providing a custom fit. “Nike took the time to understand exactly what I need in my cleats.” Calvin says. “My new CJ81 Elite TD cleat is built for hardcore performance and it looks amazing.” Johnson is a once in a generational player, and is coming off a career season. It’s only logical that he receives a signature cleat. The Nike CJ81 Elite TD is now available at local Nike retailers and Nike.com

Photos courtesy of Nike. Special thanks to Kicks on Fire contributor Joe Sherman for his work on this piece.