adidas Originals pushes the late-night running roots of its contemporary Nite Jogger silhouette to its furthest extent this week, joining up with the world’s leading manufacturer of high-visibility reflective materials, 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, on a collaborative ‘3M Project’ edition of the model .
Initially inspired by an archival 1970s running model that was the first reflective running shoe in the industry made for people running at night, the Nite Jogger blends the utilitarian needs of modern day road runners with progressive design elements. The model’s lightweight upper comprises a combination of knitted and woven textiles, with nubuck overlays providing structural support, countered by a cushioning BOOST midsole and durable rubber outsole.
The shoes are then adorned with a number of graphic details, including embroidered 3-stripe mark, 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material panels on the forefoot, heel and sides, as well as Trefoil logo branding on the heel and tongue. To mark the collaboration , the shoes also feature an oversized reflective 3M logo on the medial side, as well as a 3M woven label on the inside of the tongue, a co-branded sockliner, and morse code-inspired details on the outsole.