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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.

***Please rate this and vote for me in the Light Up the Night Contest***

Step 1: Materials

-Running Shoes(preferably white)
-Glow in the dark paint (i got mine from Michael's craft store)
-Paint brush
-Bowl
-2 Sandwitch bags
-Wax paper
-Reflective Tape
-Scissors
-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.

Stay safe.
<p>what brand do you guys wea</p>
Oh sir, this is going directly to my favourites! Nice idea!
i just soaked my shoes in the glow powder they give with cheap science kits
Thank you for this instrucible, recently I&nbsp;was skateboarding and some lady pulled me over and yelled at me because I couldent be seen, now with my reflective shoes that hopefully wont happen anymore.
<p>you should sell these kicks</p>
Good job on a very useful and highly recommended project.&nbsp; I witnessed a woman being struck by a car at a&nbsp;street crossing at night&nbsp;because she was wearing dark clothes and could not be seen until it was too late.&nbsp;Just because YOU think that the driver can see you does not mean that they can....
thanks man. i appreciate it.
<p>5 stars man, nicely done</p>

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