Nike Debuts Hijab Pro Line for Muslim Women Athletes
EntertainmentEntertainment NewsThe SceneA Listed: Luxury Real EstateWorth the Trip: California TravelGeorge to the RescueOpen HouseBreakfast With Open House1st LookCOZI TVTalk StoopLIVE TVON NOWTrump Plan Promises Huge Tax Cuts, But Big Questions RemainLaw Order: Special Victims UnitON DEMANDNBC on nike customer service DemandWatch the latest full episodes of your favorite NBC series anytime and anywhere.Click for full scheduleManal Rostom, a Nike + Run Club coach, preps for a run while wearing the Nike Hijab Pro line which will be in the market in early 2018.Nike announced its official launch of the Nike Pro Hijab line, a head cover designed for athletic Muslim women, after speaking with several top tier female Muslim athletes across the world.The Nike Pro Hijab has been a year in the making and follows the brand's introduction to Middle Eastern stores, collections inspired by Nike roster of elite female athletes, women races, Nike Run Clubs and the Nike+ Training Club App in Arabic.Trump Hesitates to Waive Jones Act to Help Puerto RicoAt Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, top flight athletes demonstrated performance problems associated with wearing a traditional hijab during competition, the company said.Amna Al Haddad, a female weightlifter from the United Arab Emirates, recounted how the garment weight, the potential for it to shift during action and its lack of breathability disrupted her focus. She also detailed her extreme difficulty finding performance hijabs; Al Haddad had only one competition worthy covering, so she had to hand wash it every night during competitions.The Nike Pro team, responsible for creating base layers for athletes, examined how to make a performance hijab similar to Nike Pro other products: inconspicuous, almost like a second skin.Cause of Ohio Man's Death in North Korea May Never Be KnownThe new garments were again tested by elite Nike athletes like the Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari and Nike+ Run Club Coach Manal Rostom. Other athletes from around the Middle East, including runners and cyclists, also gave feedback on the hijabs.Top Sports: Yankee Robs Grand Slam With Over the Wall CatchThe final, pull on design is constructed from durable single layer Nike Pro power mesh. Nike most breathable fabric, the lightweight polyester features tiny, strategically placed holes for optimal breathability but remains opaque, with a soft touch. The mesh is also stretchy. When combined with an elastic binding, it allows for a personalized fit that adapts to both the wearer head and her nike 4 rival shorts sport. Ice skating, for example requires a tighter fit for twirling. The back of the hijab is also elongated to ensure it doesn come untucked. Fluff threads were used at the neck to eliminate the rubbing and irritation that can occur when an athlete sweats.At the request of the athletes, the designers placed Nike's signature Swoosh just above the left ear to highlight the hijab pinnacle performance nature. The hijab debut colors: black, vast grey nike 9 inch compression shorts and obsidian, were similarly based upon the consulting athletes desire for dark neutrals.