About Us

We are a small outdoor footwear company focused on creating premium quality minimalist sandals. Bedrock Sandals was founded by two geologists in Northern California with a shared passion for the outdoors and maintaining simple lifestyles. We manufacture Bedrock Sandals in the USA with high grade materials and minimalist designs to create exceptional footwear that we stand behind 100%. From High Sierra alpine trails all the way down to the streets of Oakland, we wear the products we make. Learn more about our factory and schedule a visit.

Bedrock Sandals officially got Kickstarted in June 2011 with an original sandal model. Today we are based in Oakland, California and are proud to build Bedrock Sandals locally in our small Tree Fort Inspired Workshop. We design and build our sandals with the peaceful beauty of our favorite trails in mind. Each year we donate one percent of our sales to help conserve and restore the environment through 1% for the Planet. In March 2013, after two years of improving and refining our sandal technology and materials, we introduced our "We Got You Covered" Rock Solid Warranty. Join our community and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


Dan Opalacz (Co-Founder)
Dan is a nomad who for the past 1.5 years lived in his 86' Subaru Powered VW Vanagon while traveling around North America, living simply, and always searching for new trails, fly fishing streams, and surf spots. Dan went minimalist his senior year in college after a foot injury and hasn't looked back to shoes since. Follow Dan's instagram @specialopz for photos of his travels and Bedrock Adventures. Dan runs the Bedrock social outlets and product development. Dan also builds tumblrs and blogs for the fine folks at Patagonia.

Nick Pence (Co-Founder)
Nick is an artist, geologist, and craftsman who runs sandal production at Bedrock Sandals Headquarters. He has a love for all things simple, useful, and mechanical and designs Bedrock Sandals with these very principles in mind. Nick has a knack for trail running and you may find him with a smile on his face running around the hills in Oakland or Charlottesville, Virginia. Nick believes deeply in environmental conservation and protection and is in charge of our giving to 1% For The Planet environmental non-profits.

Naresh Kumar (Bedrock Runner and Mile Logger)
Naresh is an ultra marathon athlete who likes to run far in Bedrock Sandals. Naresh finished the Vol State 500 Kilometer race unassisted in first place - a feat that took him 5 days. A true minimalist at heart Naresh runs and lives simply. You can thank him for all the testing miles he puts on Bedrock Sandals as we continue to improve them. Watch Naresh run 120 smokey miles along the John Muir trail and learn about how he started running minimalist. Follow him @iamarunr on instagram.