Idris Elba has a "whole room" dedicated to his ever-growing shoe collection.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

The 43-year-old actor has admitted his obsession with footwear has got out of control he no longer knows how many pairs of shoes he owns, and he has had to set aside one room in his house to store the container full of trainers.

Speaking to PEOPLE about his wardrobe essential, the 'Luther' star said: "I can't even say [how many sneakers I have]. I have a whole room that has a container - half that container is trainers and shoes."

Idris - who has released two clothing lines for the high street retailer Superdry - has revealed his favourite pair of trainers he owns are the YEEZY, which are the footwear range designed by 'Famous' rapper Kanye West.

He explained: "Believe it or not, the Yeezy's are really nice stuff and I just got a nice pair that I love."

And the dark-haired hunk plans to return the favour and send the father of two - who has three-year-old daughter North and eight-month-old son Saint with his wife Kim Kardashian West - some of the clothes from his capsule.

He said: "I am going to send him some of my gear and see if he likes that."

Meanwhile, Idris has revealed his fashion range was inspired by himself.

He said: "This line is something that is cool and affordable and represents me. I spend a lot of time in clothes and I've been complimented for a few years about the way I dress and that's always been a nice feeling."

The 'Star Trek Beyond' star has revealed he always wanted to be noticed in the fashion world.

He said: "Long story short is yes, I kind of did have a beeline to want to be noticed in fashion a little bit. But not in a way that I am going to be the highlight of men's fashion week and make a big splash like that."