Designed to evoke the South Korea National Team’s fierce moniker, the Taegeuk Warriors, South Korea’s new home and away kits feature a linear front graphic. And for the first time, the South Korea Women's National Team will wear kits designed specifically for them.
South Korea Home Kit
The new home kit showcases the country’s traditional red, while the white away kit celebrates the dress of the storied Hwarang. The sides of the kits also feature striking blue stripes that run the length of the shirt and short. Expanding when the player is in motion, they maximize ventilation and reveal bold flashes of underlying yellow (home kit) and red (away kit). Blue home socks and red away socks highlight the most dynamic part of the footballer’s body, the lower legs, to accentuate speed.
“It's an honor to play a game wearing the national team kit,” says Kwon Chang-Hoon, midfielder for the South Korea Men's National Team. “And as Taegeuk Warriors in the new uniform, we will play our best to raise the nation's football status on the global stage."
South Korea Away Kit
While this new kit serves to inspire national pride, it has also been created to give players the very latest in Nike’s innovations, encompassing fabric construction, performance technology, moisture management and environmental sustainability.
The new South Korea men’s kits are available beginning March 24 at Nike.com, Nike stores and official retailers.
Nike Dri-FIT Technology
Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts, where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit are designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and helping regulate their temperatures.
The shirt is crafted using mesh fabric that makes up the full front and back panels of the shirt, increasing airflow and facilitating enhanced movement.
Commitment to Sustainability
Nike leverages sustainable innovation for its football kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivaled performance and lower environmental impact.
The kit’s shirt and shorts are constructed with recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles melted down to produce a fine yarn.
Each kit is made using approximately 16 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than three billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester, enough to cover about 5,200 football pitches.