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Gene Myers, former Detroit Free Press sports editor, reflects on Barry Sanders' career with the Detroit Lions and whose fault is it that he left. Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Barry Sanders is getting his own shoe, 20 years after he played his last football game.

Nike announced Wednesday that it’s releasing an updated version of the shoe Sanders wore as a player, the Nike Air Zoom Turf Jet '97.

The shoes have Lions-themed colors and celebrate Sanders’ Hall-of-Fame career in other ways.