NIGERIA, U.S., AND SOUTH KOREA GET BOLD AND BRILLIANT NEW NIKE KITS FOR 2020
Written by thrilliant on February 6, 2020
Nigeria followed up their impressive 2018 kits with another strong ensemble for 2020.
It was always going to be difficult for we Nigeria to live up to the hype of their last kit, but this one doesn’t disappoint.
The home kit uses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada robe for inspiration, using another hand-drawn pattern that is symbolic of the country’s heritage, with nods to nobility and family. Eagle feathers can be seen in players’ names and numbers, and that pattern is incorporated into Nigeria’s away kit as well.
The U.S. gets all new kits for 2020
The U.S. men’s national team have been wearing the same white kit since 2018 — the same kit they were meant to wear to the 2018 World Cup, had they qualified. But no longer! The U.S. men and women both will wear brand new home and away kits in 2020.
The whites will feature patriotic nods like the red and white stripes on the back of the collar, or the red and blue striping on the cuffs, down the side panels and across the socks. The new darks will play on the U.S.’s nickname, “the States,” by printing “States” on the back of the collar and featuring hand-drawn, abstract state borders throughout the shirt.
Nike introduced a bold new kit for South Korea in 2020
The Korean Wave is seen on the home kit, featuring a wavy pattern made up of of the trigrams seen on the country’s flag, elements that also appear within the names and numbers on the back of the shirt. A hand-drawn tiger print features prominently on the away kit, a nod to the guardian animal of Korean culture, symbolizing courage and power.