September 18, 2008

Trainers with lights

Most of the shoes which my children wear have flashing lights in them, activated by pressure when they walk and run. Sometimes it’s just a single LED, sometimes they’re dotted all over the shoe, and there’s a miniature Christmas tree effect with every step.

What I’m puzzled by, though, is why this feature is found only in children’s shoes, not in adult’s. It seems like such an obvious and desirable safety feature for anyone who runs outside at night, yet as far as I know, it remains the exclusive preserve of children’s shoes. Strange.


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  1. Sue

    Have they got the ones with little wheels in the bottom too? I wouldn’t mind some of them so that I could choose whether to walk or skate along.

    18 Sep 2008, 18:14

  2. Mike Willis

    Adult versions exist. Though I can’t tell you where to buy them or even name a brand. I base the assertion that they exist solely upon an episode of Frasier in which Martin had a pair.

    “Look son, they light up when I walk away!”
    “Doesn’t everyone?”

    21 Sep 2008, 18:00

  3. John Dale

    Hmm. So I can get them as long as I can find a fictional pair that come with a free punchline? Excellent.

    22 Sep 2008, 16:34

  4. sam

    nike make them and jezign

    01 Oct 2008, 09:53

  5. Steve

    www.jezign.com is selling them at Finish Line stores.

    10 Oct 2008, 20:45

  6. sam

    They dont flash when you walk you have to turn them off by a switch the jezign ones. anyone else got any ideas?

    29 Nov 2008, 22:06


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