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I saw this concept last year and thought it was a good idea. I never followed it through to find out who sold it. Well we now have the answer with the Nathan LightSpur. It’s a single rear-of-shoe mounted LED light source which, as you run, enables those behind you to see you.
Positives: It’s light and clips on very tightly. The ‘clip’ has some tiny pins which will not damage a shoe but will stop it from moving. The photo above was taken in strong daylight and the clip is quite visible. Easily cleaned and moved from shoe to shoe.
Negatives: Not visible from the front and marginally visible from the side. If your foot ‘strays’ towards your other leg when you raise the foot, the clip might catch onto your other inside leg (eg calf).
Comments: The LightSpur is marketed as weather resistant with a battery life of 100+hours. It takes two replaceable watch batteries. There is a constant light mode which I prefer the looks of but the blink mode is probably the best/safest one to use. The manufacturer suggests that TWO sources of light on your body make you more visible. Fits most shoe sizes up to Size 15.
This Nathan product is the first of a few that I am going to review – they are GREAT XMAS stocking fillers (links below). I thought I was the runner that had everything. Nathan have just enlightened me!
Disclaimer: I was sent this as a freebie and I intend to keep and use it. This site focusses more on higher-end sport gadgets – I either buy or loan those from the supplier.
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