Nike Introduces Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

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(Photo By: CNN Money) Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari told CNN news, "I was thrilled and a bit emotional to see Nike prototyping a Hijab," Lari said in a statement. "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."

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

In recent weeks, Nike has created a prototype for a hijab. It is designed for the Muslim Female athletes who were complaining about the comfort of their traditional hijabs while competing.

The hijab is designed with the Muslim rules in mind. For example, it is breathable, but also opaque, which is a requirement. The product is guaranteed to be lightweight and single-layered.  It will also come in various dakr to neutral colors. Many women athletes who have tried the product highly approve of the fit and the style.

 

Some people have different opinions about the product though. Many women are disgusted at Nike creating the product stating that “it is oppressing women today, and showing old-time rules.”
While it is not yet on the market, the Nike Pro Hijab has some promising effects for the performance of the Muslim women athletes. It will be available to purchase by Spring 2018.