Nike just launched its first-ever period leak protection innovation, just in time for the Women’s World Cup.
Dubbed “Nike Leak Protection: Period,” the new arrival comes in the form of an ultra-thin, absorbent liner which aims to protect players against period leaks. As many of us know, periods can be a barrier to sports for a lot of women, including England’s Lionesses who have also spoken up about the issue.
As a result, Nike has created new technology to support with leakage, through new materials that have been through significant wear-testing. Combining a two-layer laminate gusset and liner, the new innovation is set to absorb, wick and hold blood with a membrane which acts as an anti-leakage barrier. Designed as an additional layer of support, the leak protection features within the garment and can be worn alongside a tampon, pad or cup.
Debuting at this year’s Women’s World Cup, the leak protection will feature in the design of Nike’s One Short silhouette, featuring a supportive, 7-inch inseam and invisible built-in brief.