Short Film: Journey along the Te Araroa Trail

July 07, 2017 3 Comments

Short Film: Journey along the Te Araroa Trail

Since Bedrock began in 2011, Naresh Kumar has logged thousands of miles in our sandals on his human-powered adventures around the world. 

In 2014, Naresh and Dan Opz (Bedrock Co-Founder) hiked, ran, rafted, and biked the length of New Zealand along the Te Araroa Trail. Along the the trail, Dan filmed Naresh with a lightweight Sony camera, using his trekking pole as a makeshift tripod.

A year later, while dirtbaggin' through the South Island, Naresh met a German film student Linus Herbig-Matten who was so inspired by his story that he took Dan's footage and created a short film. We are excited to finally release Naresh's story here along with the footage we captured on our hike through New Zealand. 

Sponsors and Thank You's:

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Huckberry

Linus Herbig-Matten

The amazing people of New Zealand!

 





3 Responses

JamesBond
JamesBond

January 07, 2018

Wow.
Besides the sandals, these guys need to release a favorite gear list.
KI JINN CHIN, in one shot I saw duct tape on one of his toes. For the feet in the back country, in my opinion some kind of good tape is a necessity.
I like the 3m Nexcare variety.
As for cracked heels, good regular foot callus care is necessary before the trip. Some kind of abrasive or foot file to keep the calluses from getting too thick, and the absolute best foot cream I’ve found is Flexitol heel balm. Rub it in twice a day after reducing your callouses and your heels will be perfect in no time. Also helpful to visit your doctor/podiatrist or dermatologist and have them run a test to make sure there’s no underlying fungal infection.

Thank You
Thank You

July 25, 2017

Very nice video, Thank You for sharing. Naresh Kumar keep at it.

Ki Jinn Chin
Ki Jinn Chin

July 25, 2017

My congrats to Naresh – he really is living the dream! I was amazed to see that he wore Bedrocks through such varied terrain.
I too have worn my Bedrocks through snow, swamps, and rocky mountains, and love the freedom they afford. However over longer periods I have found that I will suffer from (1) cracked heels and (2) abrasions between the 1st and 2nd toe, because the cord tends to attract fine debris, especially when wet, that can have a sandpaper type effect. Does Naresh have any tips on foot care when wearing Bedrocks to minimize these and similar issues?

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