The world actually seems to be slowly coming around to the idea of seeing a woman wearing a Hijab and living an ordinary life. Proof of this comes as Nike announces that it will be releasing the “Nike Pro Hijab,” which is meant to be worn during sporting activities. According to CNN, the “Nike Pro Hijab” has been in the works for more than a year and will be released in Spring 2018.
“I was thrilled and a bit emotional to see Nike prototyping a Hijab,” said Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari, who is already wearing one of the new products. “I’ve tried so many different hijabs for performance, and … so few of them actually work for me. But once I put it on and took it for a spin on the ice, I was blown away by the fit and the light weight.”
In 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first U.S. olympian to compete while wearing a Hijab. Many other female Muslim athletes have also worn one in competition to stay true to their religious and personal ideologies.