Best selling glow in the dark shoes in 2020
Why do you need fluorescent shoes ?
So you’re all set for your evening jogging or your late night walk with the dog. You’ve got your high-vis coat, your glow in the dark headband and gloves, all good to go ! Or not ?
There’s one more product on the market that you could add to your nocturnal outfit to make 200% sure all oncoming traffic can see you from far away : glow in the dark shoes !
You’ve probably already seen this kind of shoes for children, with multi-color glowing LED lights. But luckily you don’t have to wear silly glow in the dark shoes, there’s all sorts of great sneakers and shoes for adults as well !
We’ve had a look on what’s available on the market and will give you a full review of the best 5 products we could find.
Frequently asked questions about fluorescent shoes
Yes, glow in the dark shoes are waterproof, you can wear them in the rain. But you can’t completely submerge your shoe in water. So this means you can’t wash these shoes in a washing machine. Also, avoid wearing this kind of light up LED shoes in the snow until your feet get wet. Once you get water inside the shoe, this could potentially damage the shoe battery and ruin the light up effect.
Most of these shoes are not machine washable because this could damage the shoe. Just use a wet cloth or a brush to clean any stains.
Light-up shoes have very small individual solid-state colored LED lights sewn into the upper fabric of the shoe or into a clear rubber compartment in the heel. The batteries, the sensor and the LED lights are located in the sole of the shoe.
The most popular brand of LED shoes was LA Gear, who launched their “Light Gear” CrossRunner shoes with red LED lights in 1992. The LED lights were contained in the heels, and would light up when the wearer’s heel hit the ground and further with every step. Multiple companies now produce this kind of shoes. You’ll find some with usb charging, or with light switch remotes.
The batteries of light up LED shoes should be located in a rubber or synthetic compartment in the sole of the shoe. You’ll be able to reach this compartment through the inside of the shoe, under the insole, near the heel. Lift the rubber cover plate and pry the battery lose with a very small screwdriver to change it. But normally you don’t have to change the batteries, as most LED shoes are now USB chargeable. You still might need to access the battery compartment in case your shoes don’t light up anymore and you need to check the wires.