Nike Created the Pro Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 9, 2017
References: news.nike & dezeen
Alongside the release of its "fastest shoe ever," the Zoom Vaporfly Elite, and its first-ever plus-size collection, Nike recently unveiled the Nike Pro Hijab for female Muslim athletes.

The development of the Pro Hijab has been a work in progress for more than a year, with the sportswear brand collaborating with Muslim athletes like weightlifter Amna Al Haddad and figure skater Zahra Lari. The design takes into consideration the ways that a traditional hijab affected their ability to perform their sport—such as how distracting the headpiece could be if not designed for breathability.

In response to consumer demand, major athletic brands are now creating culturally diverse and inclusive apparel, including more modest activewear styles for Muslim athletes.