Antonio Brown is among the NFL’s most charismatic, flamboyant stars, and he often shows up on game day with eye-catching custom cleats. Today, images of a new pair of his footwear honoring two late Miami sports icons surfaced.
According to a TMZ report, the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver will wear cleats on Sunday customized by friend and famed sneaker customizer Corey Pane with images of former Miami Marlins ace pitcher José Fernández and street fighting legend-turned-MMA standout Kimbo Slice. The report states that the Nike-sponsored football player will wear the cleats during pregame warmups.
The timing for the cleats is perfect, as the receiver and the Steelers will be on the road to face the Miami Dolphins at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
Brown has a history of wearing custom cleats, most recently with his pair featuring images of golf icon Arnold Palmer (for the Steelers’ 43-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 2) and boxing great Muhammad Ali (for the Steelers’ 31-13 home victory over the New York Jets on Oct. 9).
The receiver has 37 receptions so far this season (the most in the NFL) with 447 yards (eighth best in the league) and 5 touchdowns (a four-way tie for first).