Are sneakers the secret to happiness?

¿Son las sneakers el secreto de la felicidad?

In the current era of fashion, there is a trend that stands out for conquering everyone's closets: sneakers . That's because when it comes to footwear, comfort is key.

But what if I told you that sneakers, in addition to being comfortable, can also convey happiness? You do not believe me? Well, keep reading to find out.

Slip on handmade in Spain mustard color with pine aroma

Happiness in every step

According to a study carried out by the company Sprinter in Spain in 2016, 78% of Spaniards claim that they are happier wearing sneakers than any other shoe. This is due to the comfort they provide.

The sneakers have an ergonomic design and high cushioning. This type of footwear also provides a feeling of lightness when walking or exercising. So they can make people feel more in tune with their own well-being.

Additionally, for many people, having their feet comfortable and free of discomfort can contribute significantly to their well-being and, therefore, their happiness . However, happiness is a much broader concept, so it takes more than comfort to verify that sneakers are synonymous with joy.

The versatility of sneakers

On the other hand, the fact that this type of footwear adapts to each style and trend can also have a positive impact on a person's mood. Sneakers are popular not only for their comfort, but also for their versatility , as they can be used in a variety of situations, from exercising to dressing casually or even for a ceremony.

Therefore, when it comes to footwear, investing in a pair of sneakers is much more than a simple purchase . It is investing in multidisciplinary footwear capable of combining with a variety of outfits. Thus, the fact of being able to use this type of footwear in different areas is also related to saving: the same footwear for different occasions. Saving provides security and peace of mind, for this same reason it can also be related to happiness.

Casual men's lace-up sneaker Menorca Sage - MyBarks

Sneakers and physical activity

Despite being a very versatile type of footwear, its design is focused on promoting physical activity . Whether going for a run, playing ball, walking, or going to the gym, sneakers are designed with features that provide comfort, support and cushioning. Therefore, being a comfortable shoe, it encourages people to be more active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Furthermore, sport not only contributes to improving people's physical and mental health , strengthening the cardiovascular system and reducing anxiety. It also helps release endorphins, also known as “ happiness hormones .” So we can say that, once again, sneakers and happiness are related.

Not only by releasing endorphins, sport creates interpersonal relationships with other people and helps improve self-esteem, which is also directly related to being happy.

Beyond the design of the sneakers

Finally, there is a wide variety of sneakers , making it practically impossible not to find your own style. Here we leave you some of the most common categories according to their design and height.

  • Low sneakers: these are the most common and popular models. Its height is at ankle level, providing greater freedom of movement. In addition, their timeless design means they can be combined with a wide variety of styles and occasions. At MyBarks, some models of low sneakers that we have are the Nápoles sneaker or the Menorca sneaker .
Menorca Indigo low-cut sneaker for men with pine scent from MyBarks
  • Mid-Top Sneakers: These models are halfway between low-top and high-top sneakers. Its height reaches above the ankle providing a little more support in this area. Its modern appearance makes it associated with current fashion trends.
  • High-top sneakers: these models rise above the ankle, so they offer greater support and support in that area. They are known in popular culture as “basketball shoes.” However, today they are used as casual and fashionable footwear providing a very contemporary look. Models like the Verona or Mallorca sneaker from MyBarks have this height in their design.

Women's Verona Sage casual sneaker with pine scent MyBarks

Thus, we can conclude that this type of footwear has many positive points that directly relate it to people's joy and happiness, such as its comfort, versatility, promotion of physical activity and style. However, it is important to remember that happiness is a very subjective and multifaceted feeling, so it cannot be spoken of as an absolute truth.

Despite this, at MyBarks we like the idea of ​​thinking that sneakers contribute to people's happiness . That's why we seek to share it with all of you through our sneakers: THE HAPPY SOLE COMPANY!