Introduction: Safe Sneaks(Glow/Reflective Shoes)
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I like to run, i run all the time. But now that it gets dark out at like 5pm, i usually have to cut my runs short(which im not a big fan of) because im not very visable. i know you can buy a vest to wear when running, bit i cant stand it bouncing around. So i decided to make glow in the dark/reflective shoes.
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Step 1: Materials
-Running Shoes(preferably white)
-Glow in the dark paint (i got mine from Michael's craft store)
-2 Sandwitch bags
-I used a blacklight to test how it looks
Step 2: Paint It On
Squirt some of the paint into the bowl, take your brush and add the paint. You may need more than 1 layer.
**Make sure you let the paint set for atleast 72 hours**
Step 3: Laces
Take a sandwitch bag and put one of the laces inside, then add a good amount of paint.
seal the bag.
Stir the lace and the paint until you think they are mixed enough so that the whole lace is glowing
Step 4: Reflectivizing
Take the reflective tape and cut it into pieces for your designated areas.
Peel the back off the tape and apply it to the shoe, press firmly.
I only put the tape on the outsides of the shoes because there isnt much need for it on the inside, but you can do whatever you want.
Step 5: Charge
While your out at school or work or etc. leave your shoes in the sun light.
Step 6: Time to Run
Strap on your shoes and your watch and go.
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