Nike and the Korea Football Association today unveiled the South Korea 2016/17 home and away kits. They will be worn by the Taegeuk Warriors during their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualification run and international friendlies over the next year.
Nike says that the new kits are designed to evoke the South Korea National Team’s fierce moniker of the Taegeuk Warriors. They feature a linear front graphic that are separated by a subtle diagonal band. The shirts use a new Nike v-neck design that the American sportswear giant debuted in the recent slew of national team kit releases.
The South Korea 2016/17 Nike home jersey 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. The stripes expand playes are in motion to 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 will debut their 16/17 Nike home kit when they host Lebanon in a World Cup qualifier later today. Their new away uniform may see action when they travel to Thailand on March 27.