Nike Football unveils Korea Away National Team Kit

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February 23, 2012

Nike Football unveils Korea Away National Team Kit

New away kit celebrates Korea’s Taegeuk symbol in Nike's most environmentally friendly kit ever.
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Korea's new Away National Team Kit is infused with powerful national symbols and showcases a modern and stylish design.

Korea prides itself on having a harmonious and united football team, whose greatest strength is the players' dependence on each other. In celebration of this quality, the kit takes inspiration from the Taegeuk -- the yin and yang circle from the national flag.

In line with Nike’s commitment to superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts is made with 100% recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96% recycled polyester.  Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.

The fabric is also up to 23% lighter than the version four years ago. Embedded with Nike Dri-FIT technology, the kits help to regulate players' temperatures on the pitch by removing sweat from the body to keep them dry and cool faster than ever before. 

Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt promotes localised cooling where athletes need it most to remain focused on the game. 

A new double knit structure and yarns also makes this kit 20% stronger, with no compromise to fit and feel and natural cotton added for comfort.

The new away shirt is white with a unique and twisting blue and red sash across the front, which represents the two intertwined colours of the Taegeuk.

Inside the back of the neck is a Tuhon symbol written in traditional Korean calligraphy that signifies "Fighting Spirit" -- the quality that defines Team Korea's success.

The new away shorts are white, while the new away socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection, and are also white with "Korea" displayed on the back of each calf.

Base layer apparel includes Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts and Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top. The base layer and kit combine to create the modern uniform of dress for football. The Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong compression men's slider shorts provide added support featuring padded waist and thigh protection in the most critical areas so players can train and tackle with confidence, while mesh fabric is placed in the high heat zones for breathability.The Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top delivers ventilation and sweat-wicking fabric to help keep athletes cool and comfortable during practice and match play.