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Nike and Adidas Wushu Shoes

Change comes slowly for the age-old Chinese martial art of wushu. But this year, it’s joining forces with the swoosh.

In an unlikely move for a U.S. footwear company, Nike is joining the small Chinese market of wushu shoemakers. The modern version of the sport, a close cousin of kung fu, emphasizes aesthetic and athletic performance over basic fighting. While it isn’t an official Olympic sport, an Olympic-sanctioned tournament will take place this summer.

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