SINGER Ian Brown has donated his big collection of Adidas outfits and trainers — worth close to £500,000 — to the needy in Africa.
The Stone Roses star, 60, amassed thousands of merchandise more than the many years as a brand ambassador.
In 2018 a exceptional pair of Rimowa-edition Pitch Black Adidas NMD-R1 trainers — identical to kinds owned by him — sold for a whopping £18,000.
Ian, whose hits involve Fools Gold and I Wanna Be Adored, tweeted: “I’ve despatched most of my adidas collection to Africa!
“I enjoy it that an individual above there is runnin all-around in trainers that a collector would pay a fortune for!”
A single enthusiast replied: “Bless you. What form steps and views you have for humanity.”
Adidas outfits turned synonymous with indie audio and soccer lifestyle in the 1980s and 1990s.
He starred alongside Noel Gallagher, David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and Franz Beckenbauer in a 2010 Adidas advert primarily based on the Star Wars Cantina.
Ian earlier said: “You’d really feel bodily ill if you saw my Adidas selection.”
He also discovered his appreciate for the clothing brand came from a youthful age, when they experienced to obtain bootleg versions of the garments.
Ian said: “We could not manage it when you were being young ones.
“You needed the t-shirts but you ended up with the marketplace variation.”