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Nike set to Launch Pro-Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes in Spring 2018

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Nike is ready to release the new Pro-Hijab designed for Muslim female athletes. After launching its first plus-size sportswear range for women early this month, the brand is taking steps towards including all athletes around the world and of course they have Muslims athletes in mind.

The Nike Pro Hijab may have been more than a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back, to an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more women than ever embracing sport.

A statement from Nike read.

Global Nike Spokeswoman Megan Saalfeld told Al Arabiya English,

The Nike Pro Hijab was designed as a direct result of our athletes telling us they needed this product to perform better, and we hope that it will help athletes around the world do just that.

Megan also said the concept of launching an athletic hijab came after female Emirati Olympic weightlifting athlete Amna Al Haddad visited Nike’s sports research lab at their global headquarters in Oregon. Amna complained that she only had one hijab that worked for her, and that she had to wash it by hand each night in the sink during competitions.

The Nike Pro Hijab is set to be released in spring 2018.

8 Comments

  1. Sankalawe

    March 10, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Oppression in sports too….tell me how duz this enhance the athlete.?! With arabians everthing is about the look, they are really good at that!

    • MsChar

      March 10, 2017 at 9:08 am

      How is it oppression if the woman chooses it? Why is it so hard for some people to understand that so.e women WANT to cover up?

    • honey omo lekki

      March 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thank you my sister! They did not wear it on your head. They did not force you to wear. You still will not allow someone who wants to wear, to wear it in peace. Live and let live.

  2. Nv

    March 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I thought it’d look terrible and out of place but it looks rather good!

  3. Bloggedbyshe

    March 10, 2017 at 10:38 am

    CREATIVE I must say.. A brand smart enough to Include all gender, race, culture, religion etc. More patronage, more money.
    Good business…

  4. Madame

    March 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    What is the point of covering up when everything is still tight? Why wear something so fitted and say you are covering up?

    • sankalawe

      March 11, 2017 at 7:40 am

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL – My guy thank you!

  5. Yashica

    March 11, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Do you really want to know? Or, are you just looking for a reason to bash and argue? Are you questioning because you are truly curious about the culture and the religion? Because most aren’t and that’s truly sad. Most people are looking to just to mock and trash talk. So, if those are your intentions then I’ll not answer the question.

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