New Balance have created some all-new custom boots for England winger Raheem Sterling to celebrate the Three Lions’ run to the knockout stages of Euro 2020.
England finished top of their group, ahead of Croatia, the Czech Republic and Scotland, and now have a date with old rivals Germany on Tuesday as they battle for a spot in the quarter-final for the first time since 2012.
To celebrate the occasion, New Balance have updated Sterling‘s custom Furon v6+ boots to add a new golden touch which will be on show in the Germany game at Wembley Stadium.
The extra graphic has been added to the Manchester City winger’s exclusive RS Alpha Flair boots, which also include England flag detailing on the tongue and Raheem’s bespoke insignia on the heel.
Sterling will hope that the new addition to his boots will give him an added boost against Germany, who present the most intimidating obstacle between the last 16 and a spot in the final of the competition.
The 26-year-old has been one of England’s top performers this summer, bagging both goals in the 1-0 victories over Croatia and the Czech Republic.
His impressive form this summer has seen Sterling keep up his electric form on the international stage. In his last 19 games for his country, he has scored14 goals and contributed ten assists, coming in clutch for Gareth Southgate’s side when needed.
Victory over Germany would set up a quarter-final date against either Sweden or Ukraine, after which would come a semi-final against either Denmark or the Czech Republic – the latter of whom pulled off a major surprise by dumping the Netherlands out in the round of 16.
Should they make it all the way to the final, England could come up against a real superpower, with Belgium, France, Italy and Spain among the sides vying for a spot on that side of the bracket.