Nike launch new South Korea collection for stars including Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min may be concerned about his upcoming military service, but at least he has something to look forward to with South Korea.

The Tottenham forward is due to fulfil his mandatory four-week stint at a Marines base camp in his homeland from April 20 while the Premier League season is suspended.

But Son will soon get the chance to swap his military uniform for some far more fetching garments after Nike launched their new collection in partnership with the South Korean national team.

Having unveiled the strip earlier this year, Nike have now released the full home kit along with a training collection.

The strip is inspired by South Korean culture
The strip is inspired by South Korean culture

Taking inspiration from their national flag, Nike have emblazoned the strip with a pattern in the style of The Korean Wave.

They’ve also updated the crest, featuring the sacred white tiger, which symbolises courage and power in Korean mythology.

Nike have even gone the extra mile and dressed up some fresh Air Max 95’s, complete with multi-coloured strips.

Nike have also revamped their Air Max 95's
Nike have also revamped their Air Max 95’s

South Korea may have to wait longer than anticipated to give the strip its first run-out though, with their World Cup qualifier against neighbours North Korea – originally scheduled for June – currently postponed until further notice.

Son’s service in the military will be long complete by that time.

South Korea will also be wearing a new training collection
South Korea will also be wearing a new training collection

The Spurs man was initially due to spend close to two years out of action serving for his country.

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But after helping South Korea to their Asian Games triumph in 2018, he and the rest of the squad had their respective services reduced to three weeks as a reward.

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Tottenham have granted Son leave to complete the training, which will involve live-fire drills and 30km marches.

He is currently recovering from a broken arm sustained in February which threatened to keep him out for the season.

But with the Premier League season delayed, Son will now be able to play a pivotal role for his club in the run-in.

The full South Korea Home and Training collection is available from Wednesday 8 April at Pro:Direct Soccer.



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