South Korea receives a major redesign emblematic of their vibrant culture and Hallyu.
The Korean Wave is represented on the home kit with a wavy pattern comprised of the trigrams from the national flag.
The trigrams also appear within the names and numbers on the back of the kit. Vibrant pink on the upper body transitions into the new red of the federation through the torso and the shorts. The crest on the 2020 kits is also new, featuring a geometrical white tiger. The collar and sleeve trim are black with black side stripes that tonally read “Daehan Minguk” in Korean characters and “Korea” in English. “Korea” also appears on the socks.
The away kit makes a bold statement on and off the pitch with a striking white tiger print on the jersey and socks. All of the stripes in the print were originally hand-painted by Nike’s design team. A sacred creature believed to be a guardian animal in Korean mythology, the white tiger symbolizes courage and power. Complemented by metallic gold Swoosh and crest applications, the kit is intended to feel a bit luxurious.
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