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The Best High-Visibility Running Shoes

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If you’re a night owl who regularly pounds the pavements after dark then investing in some reflective running gear is a savvy move. A few reflective details here and there can go a surprisingly long way to making you more visible to drivers and other pavement users, and if there are high-visibility colours used as well you’ll be more noticeable in the daytime too.

The great news is that you don’t have to make any sacrifices when buying high-visibility models, because some of the very best running shoes on the market come in special editions with reflective details. Many running brands also build reflective details into their shoes as a matter of course. 

We’ve picked out the best high-visibility running shoes you can get below, and if you’re on the hunt for high-vis gear in general head to our round-up of the best reflective running gear.


Saucony VIZIPRO Endorphin Speed 2

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The high-viz version of the best all-round running shoe

Reasons to buy

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Bright with reflective details
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Smooth and efficient ride
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Nylon plate makes it more comfortable than a carbon shoe
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Almost as fast as a carbon shoe on race day

Reasons to avoid

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Outsole can slip on greasy surfaces

The best high-visibility running shoe you can get is the high-visibility version of the best running shoe you can get. The Endorphin Speed 2 is a brilliant all-round shoe, with a nylon plate in the midsole to deliver a fast and efficient but still comfortable ride that works for everything from easy plods to 5K races in our experience. The VIZIPRO version combines a bright colourway with reflective details to make sure you’re spotted on your runs. If you’re keen on getting a fully fledged carbon racing shoe the Saucony also offers a VIZIPRO version of the Endorphin Pro 2 (opens in new tab).

Buy men’s from Saucony (opens in new tab) | Buy women’s from Saucony (opens in new tab) | £155 | Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 review (opens in new tab)


Brooks Glycerin 19 Run Visible

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The high-viz version of the most comfortable running shoe

Reasons to buy

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Reflective patches on upper
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Very comfortable ride
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Plush padding on upper
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Durable outsole

Reasons to avoid

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Too heavy and awkward for fast running
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Not much of an update on the 18

Some of our favourite Brooks shoes are included in the company’s limited-edition Run Visible collection, including the speedy Hyperion Tempo and versatile Ghost 14. However, the stand-out option is the Brooks Glycerin 19, which we rate as the most comfortable running shoe from any brand thanks to the soft DNA Loft cushioning and plushy padded upper. The Run Visible version has large reflective patches on the upper, plus bright yellow laces.

Buy men’s from Brooks (opens in new tab) | Buy women’s from Brooks (opens in new tab) | £140 | Brooks Glycerin 19 review


Puma running shoe

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The reflective, waterproof version of a great value, versatile shoe

Reasons to buy

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Waterproof with reflective details
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Superb value
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Versatile and comfortable ride
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Outsole provides great grip

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most cushioned shoe
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A touch heavy for all-out speedwork

Several of Puma’s excellent Nitro range come in WTR editions, which means water repellant uppers complete with reflective details. In the case of the Deviate Nitro carbon plate shoe, the entire upper turns into an attractive reflective rainbow when light hits it. However, the pick of the bunch is the Velocity Nitro, which was one of our favourite new shoes of 2021, offering a cushioned ride that’s still versatile enough for faster running at a great price of £100. The WTR version is a little pricier at £110, and for that extra outlay you get reflective details on the laces and heel, plus protection from wet weather.

Buy men’s from Puma (opens in new tab) | Buy women’s from Puma (opens in new tab) | £110 | Puma Velocity Nitro review


Other High-Visibility Shoes

If none of our top three satisfies your high-visibility running shoe requirements, then you can keep hunting by checking out the relevant sections on running brands’ and retailers’ websites.

Nick Harris-Fry
Nick Harris-Fry

Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.