This DIY Pride Edition Nike Sport Band proves Apple should make a black one

Apple Watch Black Pride Nike Sport Band
Apple Watch Black Pride Nike Sport Band (Image credit: u/eandcoen)

What you need to know

  • Apple released its Pride Edition Nike Sport Band this month.
  • The band is white with colored holes.
  • This DIY version shows how great a black one would look.

Apple released the Pride Edition Nike Sport Band earlier this month and few would argue against it being one of the best color options around. But it's only available in white and that just wouldn't do for one Redditor. So they made their own band using a black band as a base.

Redditor eandcoen wanted a black version of the white band Apple makes so set about taking a sharpie to a standard third-party band. They say it'll need another coat but, so far, I reckon it looks pretty good!

Apple Watch Black Pride Nike Sport Band

Apple Watch Black Pride Nike Sport Band (Image credit: u/eandcoen)

I know it doesn't look amazing, but I wanted a black pride loop; and I had waited to order the white one until today when I saw shipping wouldn't be till the middle of June. So I decided to do it myself with a knockoff band and a lot of time. I plan to go back and add a second coat when I feel like straining my eyes again.

I'm not sure I have the patience to pull something like this off, but it does show one thing – Apple really should offer its Pride band in black as well as that gorgeous white color. I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

Speaking of that white Pride Edition Nike Sport Band, you'll have to wait until the middle of next month if you order one now. Apple doesn't release numbers for these things but I'd love to know how sales compare to other bands it sells. It has to be one of the most popular right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.