Doug Renata, the creator of Night Runner 270, tripped and fell in the dark one night while training for a marathon. That gave him the idea to duct tape flashlights to his shoes, which he did. Then he thought to himself, this is not so crazy, and he mass produced a clip-on version. True story. It’s an odd product that could be useful to the right person and just weird to others, which makes it a great white elephant gift.