I don't presume to tell you what you can and can't see at night. Certainly I can't look through your eyes. I can only share my experience with traveling at night, and ask you if your experience is similar.
Being in the military (and formerly being a paratrooper), I've done my fair share of humping through the woods at night, pitching tents at night, pulling guard at night, etc. The first time I ever put up a tent in daylight, it was actually difficult; I was so used to putting it up by "braille."
One thing I noticed about myself is that I see differently at night. I can't see directly ahead of me; it's kind of a blurry mess. But I can see around this center "blind spot," and by shifting my eyes more rapidly than during the day, I can form a sort of composite picture of what lay before me.
This of course presupposes no artificial light, which plain ruins your night vision. Just a few months ago I spent some time at a camp near the city of Ba'qubah. For tactical reasons, it's a "blackout" camp, which means NO outside lights, not even flashlights. After leaving the Mess Hall after dinner, it was so dark you couldn't see a thing (the Mess Hall is lit in a normal fashion inside). But after a few minutes adjustment away from the doorway, I could see quite well; not detailed like during the day, but in the "general" manner I described.
I've never tried the "glow in the dark foot" trick. I probably wouldn't either, because I'd get smacked in the face by branches too often. That happens often enough anyway.
So I guess I'd have to ask you how and what you see at night, and if you've ever tried, not so much really adjusting to the darkness, but adjusting to how your eyes see in darkness. If you've noticed that you can in fact see in the manner I described (most people can, I'm told), perhaps you could use it to your advantage at night.