One thing that is always incredibly refreshing and inspiring to see is the merging of the Western world with other cultures across the globe.
Nike developed a prototype and asked several athletes to try it out, including weightlifter Amna Al Haddad and figure skater Zahra Lari, both from the United Arab Emirates, runner Manal Rostom, a Nike Run Club Coach in Dubai, and Zeina Nassar, a German boxer.
Nike Middle East have previously paved the way when it comes to making breathable, effective sportswear that caters to female Muslim athletes, but now Nike Pro have brought the light and breathable design to the US to make it more widely accessible.Zahra Lari, a pro ice dancer from the United Arab Emirates says that the Nike hijab acts as a reminder to us Muslim women that we can achieve anything in the world. “What Nike has done for Muslim athletes is a dream that we never thought would happen.”
Nike is not the first company to create hijabs for athletes, it is the first large-scale global corporation to prioritize the needs of Muslim athletes.