Glow in the dark shoes lead

Well runners, it's that time of the year when the days begin to get shorter and making it home in time for an after-work run seems beyond reach. But that doesn't have to be the case—just because there's less light outside doesn't mean you can't step out for your daily run. In fact we've put together the following list of the best glow-in-the-dark running shoes to help you do just that—to get out on the road and start racking up those miles (all while being safe of course).

Understanding the safety needs of night running, many of the top footwear brands have introduced sneakers with all-out visibility features ranging from reflective materials to actual glow-in-the-dark finishes. Some of your favorite models have been given the night-glow treatment, so next time you lace up, you know they'll see you coming. And given that today's Halloween and all, maybe your new glow-in-the-dark kicks can even double as your trick-or-treating costume (if you're still into that sort of thing). Happy runnings!

Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media. Follow him on Twitter @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.

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Puma Mobium Elite Glow

Puma Mobium Elite Glow

As if the standard colorways of the Mobium Elite weren’t bright enough, Puma rolled out a glow in the dark version of the shoe to really light up the road in 2013. All it takes it a quick charge via exposure to natural sunlight or artificial light and you have a glowing pair of neutral runners that feature a unique fit thanks to the Mobium Band in the sole.

$110

Asics Gel Cumulus 15 Lite Show

Asics Gel-Cumulus 15 Lite-Show

Fans of the Gel Cumulus series will love the glow in the dark treatment Asics has give to the latest version of the popular stability shoe. The Cumulus 15 Lite-Show features a reflective upper with glow-in-the-dark detailing for optimal runner visibility during low light conditions. So whether you like to hit the road early in the AM or late at night, the Cumulus 15 Lite-Show has your back.

$125

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New Balance 890v3 Boston

New Balance has released countless special edition versions of its popular 890v3 neutral running shoe, but none are quite as impressive as the Boston 890v3. Inspired by Paul Revere’s infamous “Midnight Ride” in April 1775, the shoe features a star-studded design on the sole, as well as night-glow piping and branding on the upper, for a ride that’s worthy of a midnight run. Well done NB—Paul Revere would be proud.

$100

Nike Lunarglide 5 Shield

Nike LunarGlide+ 5 Shield

Nike’s got the whole reflectivity thing down—that much we know. But the LunarGlide+ 5 Shield takes night running to a whole new level with a completely fluorescent design that’ll light up the darkest of trails. Flywire support and Lunarlon cushioning are one thing, but what really puts this shoe over the top is its 360-degree reflectivity that looks especially brilliant with the leopard print on the LunarGlide+ 5. A pair of these will step your street cred up instantly.

$125

Asics Gel Noosa Tri 7 Glow in the Dark

Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 7

Simply put, the Asics Gel Noosa Tri series is a party for your feet. In case the Gel Noosa Tri 7’s over-the-top aesthetics aren’t enough to pull you in, Asics craftfully incorporated glow-in-the-dark Gel in the design to turn this party into a straight up rave. It’s a popular shoe amongst triathletes—not just for its good looks, but also because of its proven performance potential.

$125 

New Balance 1400 Glow in the Dark

New Balance Glow in the Dark 1400

If your goal is to be seen, the New Balance Glow in the Dark 1400 is the shoe you want on your feet. Not only is the 1400 built for blazing fast speed, but the shoe features three levels of visibility to increase runner awareness any time of the day. In low light, the shoe’s fluorescence creates visibility. In the dark, the light source reflects off the shoe creating visibility, and in complete darkness without a light source, the shoe glows in the dark once you’ve it’s been charged.

$90

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Saucony Kivara 4 Viziglo

The Saucony Kinvara series was already one of the best-looking running shoes around even before Saucony gave it the Viziglo treatment, but now that shoe is straight fire. Integrated with Saucony's proprietary Viziglo technology, the upper on the Kinvara 4 Viziglo features all-around reflectivity for maximum visibility during low light conditions. If you like to venture out into the darkness from time to time, this shoe will have you covered from heel to toe. The only knack on the Kinvara 4 Viziglo is the absence of actual glow-in-the-dark material. With so much reflectivity, you certainly don't need it, but it would come in handy during times where it's pitch black outside and there's no light to reflect. Welp, maybe next time.

$100

Asics Gel Nimbus 15 Lite Show

Asics Gel-Nimbus 15 LIte-Show

Just as it did for the Gel-Cumulus, Asics introduced a Lite-Show version of the uber popular Gel-Nimbus 15 for runners who like to tear up the tarmac at night. The Nimbus 15 Lite-Show features a similar design to its Cumulus counterpart, including the same neon yellow glow-in-the-dark upper complete with reflective highlights for. The main difference between the two shoes is the performance—you get a slightly more rounded-out ride with the Nimbus (hence why it’s become one of Asics’ most popular running models).

$155

Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media. Follow him on Twitter @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.

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