Nike is the favourite of every other sports person and the brand has always provided their customers with the best products. Back in March this year Nike made an announcement about releasing it for athletes. The move was then appreciated and after nine months the brand has managed to release the world’s first “technical hijab” last week.
The brand made up its mind to develop a technical hijab to help the Muslim women who wished to practice and compete without giving up their religious beliefs. The brand has developed it with tick mark on it and undoubtedly it looks amazing!
The Nike Pro hijab made its debut on Friday at Macy’s. It is now available in Nike stores at the price of $35 per tag. Nike has prepared it keeping in view the difficulties that Muslim women face in competing wearing a traditional hijab.
Female weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, from the United Arab Emirates, in her meeting with Nike at their headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, shared that the normal hijab posed a problem in breathing while competing which made it difficult for her to stay in the place.
Amna stated that it was really difficult for her to grab a suitable hijab for her sessions and in the end, she has to settle in by using a headscarf. And due to this, she had to wash the scarf every night before the completion, which isn’t ideal to do.
Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympic fencer from New Jersey, shred that she found it really difficult to listen to the referee. Ibtihaj stated that due to the hijab, she had lost points number of times. Due to the problems posed by wearing a hijab, the Rio Olympic medalist opted for a headscarf made of georgette fabric, which ultimately made hearing difficult.
German boxer Zeina Nassar, figure skater, and Ibtihaj Muhammad are a part of the advertising campaign of the sportswear giant to promote the new hijab. The brand has kept in mind the problem of breathing faced by the women players and have made the hijab of opaque mesh. it additionally has a lengthened back to guarantee that it doesn’t end up noticeably untucked and highlights lighten strings around the neck to guarantee that the competitor’s skin doesn’t rub because of irritation and sweat.
The hijab is available in two colours, black, and navy blue. The brand has managed to tackle a problem faced by the Muslim women in sports , which is a sign of Fair play. Kudos!