Nike Huarache Free Shield - Calvin Johnson/Megatron

The Nike Huarache Free Shield - Calvin Johnson/Megatron

This era in the NFL has seen long time single season records fall each year.  2012 sees three records, most rushing yards (held by Eric Dickerson), most sacks (held by Michael Strahan), and most receiving yards (held by Jerry Rice), in danger of being broken.  As the most dominant wide receiver in the league Calvin Johnson is on the verge of greatness, and adding the receiving yards record will just solidify his status.  With the Megatron nickname, Johnson does have the ominous look on the field, always a nightmare for opposing corner backs and defensive coordinators each week.  In time for the holidays, Nike has went all out with the Megatron theme with the subject of this Spotlight Special – the Huarache Free Shield.

Nike Huarache Free Shield - Calvin Johnson/Megatron

A reflective 3M upper is done in a grid pattern and the modified Decepticon logo is found on the tongue

As the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron is one of the most ruthless cartoon characters every created.   The purple of the Decepticons melds with the blue of the Detroit Lions to accent the black and metallic silver.  A Metallic Silver 3M upper is done in a grid pattern, reminiscent of the Transformers opening credits and the packaging for the toys.  On the outsole, the grid pattern comes naturally with the Free sole, done with translucent pieces throughout.  A “MEGATRON” decal is pasted on the midfoot strap, while the tongue has a modified Decpticon logo to look like Calvin Johnson himself.  Finally, special graphics are printed on each insole to complete the Transformers theme.

Nike Huarache Free Shield - Calvin Johnson/Megatron

The Transformers theme is complete on the insoles

Calvin Johnson definitely deserves all the attention he has garnered through the years.  The Megatron moniker is a perfect fit for the player and for special releases like the Huarache Free Shield.  Nike has taken full advantage of the Hasbro license releasing a full line of CJ/Megatron related items – including a hat, hoodie, socks, two pairs of shoes, as well as gloves.  Fans of both Johnson and the iconic 80’s cartoon are well served with this special pack.  A very limited release, the Calvin Johnson/Megatron Nike Huarache Free Shield was released late last month.

Nike Huarache Free Shield - Calvin Johnson/Megatron