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The Beautiful Run: Nike Apparel Keeps Runners Visible, Warm and Dry

In the dark the city comes alive, creating a visual treat for the early morning or nighttime runner. Lights sparkle, traffic thins and there's an air of quiet that beckons the runner to reflect, re-energize and fly through the dark.

When it's dark, cold or wet, runners have a choice: put away their shoes and wait for sunnier skies -- or seize the night for a thrilling and reinvigorating run.

Witness a nighttime runner's journey through imagery. As she runs through the city streets, reflective elements help keep her visible on the road. The Nike Running Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection features element-defying pieces such as the ultra-reflective Nike Flash Vest, the water repellant Nike Element Shield Max Jacket, and the warm and soft Nike Wool Hoody. The apparel is focused on keeping the runner visible in the dark, and protected from cold and wet weather.

Items featured include:

Slim-fitting, wind and water resistant where needed most, with reflective elements, a running-specific hood with reinforced brim and detachable gaiter for coverage and warmth.

Lightweight tight for both sweat management and protection on cold days—with features such as zoned durable water resistance, lower leg zips, a secure pocket, reflective elements and ergonomic seaming.

Reflective fabrication delivers exceptional visibility, laser-cut perforations improve breathability and reversibility offers two visibly distinct style choices.

Provides lightweight warmth and protection with high-performance Storm-FIT 1 fabric, which is wind and water resistant but stays highly breathable and allows sweat to escape.

The warmth of wool and the sweat management benefits of Nike Dri-FIT fabric in one stylish design offering breathable comfort, a hood for coverage and thumbholes in the long sleeves to help keep hands warm.

A comfortable and breathable long-sleeve running top with the warmth of wool and sweat management benefits of Nike Dri-FIT fabric. Flat-seam construction reduces chafing, and thumbholes give coverage and warmth for hands.

Available in a wide range of color combinations with contrasting diagonal panels, the Nike Dri-FIT fabric and built-in Dri-FIT crepe liner helps keep runners dry, while a zipper pocket provides secure storage for a small media player.

Stretch woven and mesh Nike Dri-FIT fabric help keep runners cool and dry, while side-seam pockets offer convenient storage and reflective elements help keep runners visible even in low-light conditions.

Mid-length breathable running shorts that offer optimal range of motion, sweat management, extended coverage and secure storage in back-zip and internal key pockets.

Night or wintertime running may be the reality of the changing seasons and busy calendars, but who says reality can't be beautiful?

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