The Stone Roses star Ian Brown donates huge £500,000 Adidas collection to needy in Africa | The Sun

SINGER Ian Brown has donated his huge collection of Adidas clothing and trainers — worth around £500,000 — to the needy in Africa.

The Stone Roses star, 60, amassed thousands of items over the years as a brand ambassador.

In 2018 a rare pair of Rimowa-edition Pitch Black Adidas NMD-R1 trainers — similar to ones owned by him — sold for a whopping £18,000.

Ian, whose hits include Fools Gold and I Wanna Be Adored, tweeted: “I’ve sent most of my adidas collection to Africa!

“I love it that someone over there is runnin around in trainers that a collector would pay a fortune for!”

One fan replied: “Bless you. What kind actions and thoughts you have for humanity.”


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Adidas outfits became synonymous with indie music and football culture in the 1980s and 1990s.

He starred alongside Noel Gallagher, David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and Franz Beckenbauer in a 2010 Adidas advert based on the Star Wars Cantina.

Ian previously said: “You’d feel physically sick if you saw my Adidas collection.”

He also revealed his love for the clothing brand came from a young age, when they had to buy bootleg versions of the garments.

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Ian said: “We couldn’t afford it when you were kids.

“You wanted the t-shirts but you ended up with the market version.”

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