Will Johnson

University of Michigan Football National Champion Will Johnson Sneaker Shopping @ Puffer Reds!

Detroit-native Sophomore phenom U of M Football player, Will Johnson, was in the spotlight on the biggest stage earlier this month. Johnson came up with a huge interception on the first play of the second half of the College Football Playoff National Championship. His interception was the turnover opening the door for the Wolverines leading to go on capturing a 31-14 victory over the Washington Huskies football and give Michigan its first National title since 1997.


Before being crowned National Champion, the star cornerback had a chance to stop by Puffer Reds in a video blog series with Destination Ann Arbor. Chad W. Wiebesick, Director of Public Affairs at Destination Ann Arbor brought Will by to share personal stories, give us an insight into some of his personal fashion sense and tell us about his favorite sneakers. 

In addition to sneaker shopping at Puffer Reds, ‘Exploring The Ann Arbor Area with Will Johnson’  highlighted a trip to M Den, a stop to eat  Japanese cuisine at Slurping Turtle and Will showing off golf skills at X-Golf Ann Arbor. Check out the whole video to find out more of Will divulging his favorite footwear, his childhood growing up in Detroit and discussions of the amazing work his foundation Will 2 Win is doing with local children that gives them the tools to win on and off the field at the Will 2 Will Youth Football Academy. 

At Puffer Reds, Will told us the story about what inspired his Detroit-themed tagline and now clothing brand ‘Turnoff Buffs’. He put on a pair of Cartier glasses (a.k.a Buffs) in a ‘fit one of the stylists at Puffer Reds helped put together. Owner, Eric Williams, also made a cameo in which the two had a chance to talk about fashion, sneakers and much more. Stop by Puffer Reds in Ypsilanti to get your Turnoff Buffs Hoodie or T-Shirt, a pair of buffs or sneakers that are Will Johnson approved. 

James Berry
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