After wearing Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali themed cleats, we're told AB wanted to do something special this week when the Steelers play his hometown Miami Dolphins.
Brown hit up longtime friend Corey Pane ... his go-to guy for customized cleats. Pane says "these are really important to him," given AB's strong Miami roots (Kimbo and Jose were staples in the MIA community).
We're told AB plans to wear the cleats for pre-game warm-ups. Considering his recent history of getting fined for cleats, it's unlikely he'll wear them during the game.
Regardless, kudos to Brown for honoring two sports legends.