Runner Vision is a Runner's instinctual ability to recognise potential pathways and escape routes which may not normally occur to other people.
In Mirror's Edge, 'Runner Vision' manifests itself as objects highlighting red as Faith (the player) approaches them. While this may give the player the most accessible route to take, it may not necessarily be the fastest one. The player is not forced to take the suggested course, and is still free to take whatever path they deem appropriate. However, as the game progresses, the assistance provided by 'Runner's Vision' diminishes, giving the player fewer and fewer suggested routes as they progress through the game. Runner's Vision can be turned off altogether, if the player does not wish the assistance.
- In Hard Mode, Runner's Vision cannot be turned on to challenge players.
- Midway through the game, when Faith goes into an elevator, runner vision is mentioned in an advert. The article is of "Ways To Spot A Runner" and one of the things listed on it is "A fondness of the color red".