Air Jordan 1 “Korea” Concept Appears for Nation’s Liberation Day
Each August, Korean nations gather to celebrate their Liberation. It commemorates the victory over Japan, when U.S. and Soviet forces ended the decades-long Japanese occupation of Korea. It is notable for being the only Korean public holiday celebrated by both North and South Korea. Instagram’s @realsungwook has paid homage to his home nation, with this Air Jordan 1 “Korea” Concept in celebration of the annual Holiday.
The concept pair or Air splits the laterals and medial sides into Bred and Royal-blocking respectively, with the toebox painted in the nation’s Taeguk symbol — one that represents harmony and balance. Finishing off the design is a split-colored Nike Air tongue tag, with the traditional “AIR” lettering replaced by “에어” — a literal Korean translation.
While only a concept, it’s sure sparked a wave of intrigue from people across social media today — so big kudos to @realsungwook. This is, of course, not the first Korean-flavored Air Jordan, with last year’s Air Jordan 3 “Seoul” celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Summer Games.
Take a peep at the pair below, which was created in celebration for the bi-national holiday on August 15th.