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Chelsea's Raheem Sterling unveils new boot design inspired by the buses he used to take to training

Rory O'Callaghan

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Chelsea's Raheem Sterling unveils new boot design inspired by the buses he used to take to training

Raheem Sterling's new boot design is inspired by the buses he used to travel on to training as a youngster.

Chelsea forward Sterling grew up in north-west London - just a few miles north of Stamford Bridge.

On Monday, he unveiled his new boots, designed by manufacturer New Balance.

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The unusual design, which is predominantly blue but also features multi-coloured shapes, is inspired by the seats of the buses that Sterling used to travel on in the capital.

Explaining the design, Sterling tweeted: "3 buses to get to training. 18, 182 and 140.

"I'll never forget those numbers. No matter what, my big sister Lakima with me every single day.

"My latest boot is dedicated to her and all those moments we shared together, on the #RouteToSuccess. @NBFootball."

Sterling's new boots and the story behind their design have received a positive response from Chelsea supporters.

"Everything about this is fantastic," posted one fan on Twitter.

"Love this message," added another.

While a third wrote: "Our big sisters always doing the most for us."

Sterling played in Queens Park Rangers' academy as a youngster before moving to Liverpool in 2010.

He would go on to score 23 goals in 129 games for the Reds' senior team before moving to Manchester City in a £49m deal in 2015.

Sterling has made an impressive start to his Chelsea career (Image: Alamy)
Sterling has made an impressive start to his Chelsea career (Image: Alamy)

Sterling went on to score 131 goals in 339 games at City, winning numerous trophies at the Etihad - including four Premier League titles, before moving to Chelsea in a £47.5m deal in the summer.

This season, he has managed four goals in nine appearances in all competitions since returning to London.

Chelsea next host AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday before taking on Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Twitter/Sterling7

Topics: Raheem Sterling, Chelsea, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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