Kappa Sportswear Group, a Chinese footwear and apparel company, said Tuesday that it will be launching in China next year.
The company said the partnership with Adidas was the first of its kind and it will also be the first in the world to offer apparel and footwear in both Chinese and international markets.
The announcement comes as Nike, which has a larger market presence in China than Kappa, has also said it will start producing shoes in China.
Kappa Sport Swear will offer a range of men’s footwear and women’s footwear as well as footwear for children.
It will launch in two phases: in 2017 and 2018, and will include apparel, accessories, shoes, and accessories.
It will be available in three cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.