What are they wearing?

So, I admit. I have a little problem with football boots. Is it the cool, bright colors? The fact that all the cool kids wear them? Who knows, but I’ve been closely following the all the new releases for the World Cup, and here, you can see what the Korean national team is wearing in Brazil.

The Starting XI

Jung Sung-Ryong is wearing the Adidas Predator Instinct Battle Pack edition.

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Photo courtesy of MK Sports

Lee Yong is wearing the Mizuno Morelia Neo.

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Photo courtesy of Xports News

Hong Jeong-Ho is wearing the Adidas 11Pro Battle Pack edition.

Photo courtesy of OSEN.
Photo courtesy of OSEN.

Kim Young-Gwon is wearing the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3.

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Photo courtesy of Xport News

Yoon Suk-Young is wearing the Adidas F50 Adizero Battle Pack edition.

Photo courtesy of OSEN
Photo courtesy of OSEN

Han Kook-Young is wearing the Nike Tiempo Legends V.

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Photo courtesy of Joy News 24

Ki Sung-Yueng is wearing the new Nike Magista Opus.

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Photo courtesy of Xport News

Captain Koo Ja-Cheol is wearing the Adidas Predator Instinct Battle Pack edition.

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Photo courtesy of Xport News.

Son Heung-Min is wearing the Adidas F50 Adizero Battle Pack edition.

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Photo courtesy of Yonhap News

Park Chu-Young is wearing the Mizuno Morelia Neo.

Photo courtesy of OSEN
Photo courtesy of OSEN

The Whole Squad

The Adidas Predator Instinct Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.
The Adidas Predator Instinct Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.

Three players will be wearing the Predator Instinct. Captain Koo Ja-Cheol and goalkeepers Jung Sung-Ryong and Lee Bum-Young.

The Adidas F50 Adizero Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.
The Adidas F50 Adizero Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.

Adidas’ signature speed shoe will be worn by two players, “Sonsational” Son Heung-Min and left back Yoon Suk-Young.

The Adidas Nitrocharge Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.
The Adidas Nitrocharge Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.

Park Jong-Woo is the only player to wear Adidas ‘energy’ shoe.

The Adidas 11Pro Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.
The Adidas 11Pro Battle Pack edition. Photo courtesy of Adidas.

Hong Jeong-Ho is the only player who will be wearing Adidas 11Pro boot.

The Nike Magista Opus. Photo courtesy of Nike.
The Nike Magista Opus. Photo courtesy of Nike.

Ki Sung-Yueng, Kim Chang-Soo, and Kwak Tae-Hwi have all opted to wear Nike’s Magista Opus. None though wanted to wear the Magista with the collar fit. The Opus, is supposedly the same as the now discontinued CTR360 series.

The Nike Hypervenom Phantom. Photo courtesy of Nike.
The Nike Hypervenom Phantom. Photo courtesy of Nike.

Ji Dong-Won is the only player who will wear Nike’s attacking Hypervenom boot.

The Nike Mercurial Vapor X. Photo courtesy of Nike.
The Nike Mercurial Vapor X. Photo courtesy of Nike.

Lee Chung-Yong and Park Joo-Ho will wear Nike’s iconic Mercurial boot. Although it looks like Park Joo-Ho will be wearing the Vapor IX model.

The Nike Tiempo Legend V. Photo courtesy of Nike.
The Nike Tiempo Legend V. Photo courtesy of Nike.

Han Kook-Young and Kim Seung-Gyu will be wearing Nike’s classic Tiempo line.

The Mizuno Morelia Neo. Photo courtesy of Mizuno.
The Mizuno Morelia Neo. Photo courtesy of Mizuno.

Somewhat surprisingly, Mizuno’s Morelia Neo is the most popular boot for Korean national team players. Park Chu-Young, Lee Yong, Lee Keun-Ho, Ha Dae-Sung, and Kim Shin-Wook will all don the Japanese-made boot.

The Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3. Photo courtesy of Mizuno.
The Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3. Photo courtesy of Mizuno.

Kim Young-Gwon also will wear Mizuno boots, but he will wear the company’s power boot, the Wave Ignitus 3.

The Pumo EVOpower Tricks 1.0. Photo courtesy of Puma.
The Pumo EVOpower Tricks 1.0. Photo courtesy of Puma.

Kim Bo-Kyung is the only player to wear Puma’s multicolored EVOpower Tricks boots.

*I’m not entirely sure what Hwang Seok-Ho is wearing since he hasn’t appeared in recent matches. Training photos show him in an older model Mizuno though.

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