Behind every great on-field moment lies an athlete’s relentless dedication to training. Calvin Johnson’s first signature training shoe, the Nike CJ81 Trainer Max is designed to amplify his powerhouse athletic ability on the field and his dedication off it. The Nike CJ81 Trainer Max features adaptive traction, lockdown support and a cushioning system that will sustain Johnson’s grueling training regimen.
“Nike designers approached my CJ81 Trainer in the same way they approached my cleat, taking insights directly from the way I train,” said Johnson. “I told them my cleat should be built like a sports car for game day – low and lean with a tight suspension so I can feel the ground. But my trainers should feel like an SUV — a comfortable ride for my long training days that doesn’t sacrifice performance and protection.”
His size, speed and quickness demand a trainer that offers full range of motion resulting in a low-cut version with the performance benefits and ankle support of a mid. Much like the cleat, the CJ81 trainer features a new lightweight proprioceptive collar that allows full freedom of movement without sacrificing lateral ankle stability and support.
The CJ81 Trainer Max provides a strong arch foundation to support Calvin’s powerful, explosive movements while training. A dynamic mid-foot arch strap provides side-to-side and heel lock-down, as well as cradled customized support around the arch.
The outsole features a responsive on-demand traction system and an enhanced traction pattern designed for multiple purposes and varied surfaces. The Max Air unit provides the ultimate cushioned ride and enhanced impact protection for intense training. The engineered diamond star perforation pattern across the forefoot and side panel enables the upper to conform to the foot for a more customized fit, while also delivering enhanced breathability.