The Running Shoes to Wear When the Sun Goes Down

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There are definite pros and cons to jogging at night. Reasons for wanting to hit the pavement after the sun goes down include that it’s cooler out, there are fewer people wandering around, and it’s one of the best ways to wind down after a tough day at the office. For the cons, it’s simple: You’re running during the nighttime when it’s dark and car drivers might not see you. For those that love after-hours running, but want something a little more than a blinking safety light, New Balance has released the NB Glow 980s, a glow-in-the-dark version of its popular Fresh Foam Shoe.

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The sneakers offer up even more than visibility thanks to Fresh Foam, the midsole created from a single piece of foam that helps keep these shoes light, and your feet comfortable. In our tests, the 980s slipped on and felt broken in for the first run, and stayed lit up for a majority of a two-mile jog. The bottom line: This pair is a smart blend of inner and outer technology melded together into one stylish shoe — the kind people notice even in the dark. [$120;]

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