Got my first pair a few weeks ago and started immediately testing them on Swiss Alps where I leave. Functionality is good, just need a bit more grip on difficult terrains, like the ones covered with wet stones and leaves. I would suggest a future version with softer soles.
I slapped them on this morning for a walk to the store. As soon I put them on I felt my toes were free but my foot secure. The soles are very thin so on pavement they don't feel awesome. I did walk on grass and dirt for a bit and that felt good to have the earth underfoot. I got a compliment already too! Probably not my go to sandal but I'm looking forward to hiking with it.
it was easy but was looking forward to a sale of some sort, at least ...
I’ve worn tevas and chacos working on the river as a raft guide, but no other sandal compares to these! I’ve worn them for 3 seasons of guiding and countless hours of hiking, and they have held up better then any other sandals. They can feel a little tough to break in at first, but after that period they’re great. The customer service at bed rock is also great. This is a rad company and I’ll probably never buy sandals from anyone else. Adventure on y’all, peace.
I thought my cairns were well-built, grippy and stylish. However, I returned them and went back to Tevas because the cairns felt like they transmitted the shock of every step directly into my foot. I think I was not prepared for how minimalist the cairn experience was really going to be and unwilling to live through a possibly lengthy period of getting used to the absence of support or cushioning.