Nike Dunk Low "South Korea" Is Inspired by the South Korean Flag

With a special palette that features color-flipped red and blue Swooshes, special heel tabs, alternating outsoles and more.

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South Korea is a hotbed of sneaker culture, and Nike is paying homage to the East Asian nation’s passion for kicks with a new Dunk Low “South Korea.” With a palette inspired by the Korean flag and color-flipped detailing, this patriotic low-cut Dunk is an apt follow-up to Jordan Brand‘s Air Jordan 3 “Seoul,” an equally South Korea-centric design that first debuted in 2018.

Uppers start simple, with smooth white leather toeboxes, quarter panels and collars plus black tumbled leather mudguards, eyestays and heels. However, just like the South Korean flag is centered around the interlocking red and blue circle in its center — which symbolizes balance in the universe — this Dunk Low is centered around its red and blue detailing.

The left shoe equips red Swooshes, a blue heel piece and blue outsole, while the right shoe flips the script with blue Swooshes, a red heel piece and red outsole. Each heel tab is embroidered with black Korean text that translates to “Nike” in English, and both nylon tongues boast a Korean flag in place of the tongue’s standard Nike Sportswear graphic.

At the time of writing, a release date or pricing information for the Nike Dunk Low “South Korea” has yet to be announced. However, if it follows in the footsteps of the above-mentioned Air Jordan 3 it’ll see a South Korea-exclusive release in highly limited quantities.

Take a look at the design below in the meantime, and for more footwear content check out HYPEBEAST’s exclusive interview with Paul George about the PlayStation x Nike PG 5.

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