Nike Just Announced It Is Creating Its First Athletic Wear Hijab: “Nike Pro Hijab.”


Nike is releasing a hijab custom-made for athletic-wear.

The company has been working on the product for more than a year, meeting with top-flight athletes like United Arab Emirates’ Amna Al Haddad, Nike+ Run Club Coach Manal Rostom, and Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari to determine how to make a functional head covering that meets the cultural requirements of some female Muslim athletes.

To make the product both breathable and opaque, it’s created with a single layer of lightweight polyester mesh. It will debut in black, vast grey, and obsidian with the signature white Nike swoosh above the ear. 

“I was thrilled and a bit emotional to see Nike prototyping a Hijab,” Lari said in a statement to CNN. “I’ve tried so many different hijabs for performance, and … so few of them actually work for me. But once I put it on and took it for a spin on the ice, I was blown away by the fit and the light weight.”


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