The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it.
This pull off Hijab is made of light, stretchy fabric that includes tiny holes for breathability and an elongated back so it will not come untucked. It will come in three colors: black, vast grey and obsidian. Beaverton-based Nike says the hijab will be available for sale next year.
Lari, a hopeful for the Winter Olympics next year in Pyeongchang, tested it; she wrote “Can’t believe this is finally here!!”
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad of New York became the first Muslim American woman to compete for the United States wearing a hijab at the Olympics last year. She earned a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.