Former Oasis band leader Noel Gallagher has partnered up with Adidas to design a new trainer – and it goes on sale this week.
The one-off limited edition drop of the Garwen SPZL trainers – part of the Adidas 2017 spring SPEZIAL range – is on Thursday April 6.
The collaboration shoe is 70s-inspired and comes in ‘night indigo’ – or dark blue to some. It also features a picture of Noel’s face on the tongue, because of course it does.
They also have his date of birth – May 29, 1967 – on the inside.
In a post on his Facebook page , Noel explained the reasons behind the tie-up with Adidas.
“A little while back my mate Gary Aspden borrowed a pair of my vintage adidas Leisure shoes (adidas Brisbane) as he was looking to do a shoe based on them for the adidas Spezial range,” he wrote.
“He asked me if I wanted to do a signature version by way of saying thanks and here they are – the ‘NG Garwen SPZL’. They release on April 6th and will be a one off, limited edition drop.”
The reaction to the trainers has been…mixed.
Glyn Moss said: “Stick to writing songs Noel, and leave flogging quality merchandise to your kid! Looking at these it may be for the best! Still a musical legend.”
Chris Naylor, however, said: “Some folk just don’t get it adidas leisure shoes you either love them or hate them can’t please everyone. I’m in the love category.”
Alternatively you can get them online on the Adidas website …or pay five times the price for them on eBay about an hour after they get released.
Source: Manchester Evening News