Clean Sneakers, Happy Minds

Our attraction to clean sneakers stems from how they make us feel on the inside. When we look at a crisp, white pair of shoes, it sparks feelings of newness, purity and possibility. A clean slate, if you will. This inner experience translates outwards, as we feel more motivated and confident. Studies show that physical cleanliness leads to psychological cleanliness—the belief that we have moved past mistakes and negative experiences. Clean sneakers represent a fresh start and new beginnings. They remind us of simpler times, like buying that first pair of sneakers as a child, filled with excitement and innocence. No wonder we feel rejuvenated after giving our sneakers a deep clean. What memories or feelings do clean sneakers evoke for you?