Nike Launches First Hijab For Muslim Athletes

The first major athletic group to design a performance hijab.

After the news of last week that Nike will launch a range of sportswear for women comes a new listing of the brand

Inspired by Saudi rider Sarah Attar who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London wearing a hijab, the sportswear giant today unveiled the details of their Pro Hijab

The slip-on design is made of stretch fabric and is designed to be both light and breathable and does not move when the wearer is active

Available in three colors: black, gray and obsidian, it will be on sale in 2018.

The high performance hijab has been tested by pro athletes from across the Middle East including artistic skater Emirati Zahra Lari and Egyptian racing coach Manal Rostom

Lari, a hope for the Winter Olympics, took to Instagram to share the exciting news.

"I can not believe it 's finally here !! I am super super happy to announce the Nike Pro hijab !! So proud to be part of this incredible journey, writes Lari

Earlier this year, Nike made a number of women hijabi stars an advertisement for Nike Middle East

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

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