In 2011, we handmade the first Bedrock Sandals for ourselves and friends while working river restoration jobs in Northern California. We were looking for a lighter-weight, more freedom feeling sandal for our outdoor and everyday needs.
Over the past twelve years we have been busy making our footwear more durable, adjustable, and capable. In 2016 we launched our innovative and award-winning Cairn model that is now the flagship of our sandal line. In 2023, we released our first closed toed shoe built on the Cairn strap system - our adventure ready Mountain Clog. Along the way we have built our sandals in cabins, forts, and garages! Now our HQ is located in Missoula, Montana as we continue in our experiment of creating the best modern adventure footwear.
We hope you'll strap on our sandals or clogs for many adventures to come, get them re-souled if need be, and keep on taking the trail as we thoughtfully design and test our newest answer to your adventure footwear needs.
2011 - Nick and Dan launch the Bedrock Kickstarter and start building our classic sandals out of a cabin in Northern California.
2012 - Bedrock set up shop in Nick's home town garage in Virginia while refining our designs and manufacturing.
2014 - Bedrock moves back to the west coast and we operate out of a fort we built within a warehouse in Oakland, CA.
2015 - After Naresh and Dan thru-hiked the Te Araroa in NZ, the Bedrock team begins prototyping and testing the new Cairn Sandal line.
2016 - After much testing and innovation, Bedrock launches the now award-winning Cairn Sandal line.
2017 - Bedrock begins to rapidly grow online and into specialty retail stores in the USA.
2019 - Bedrock announces company move to Missoula, Montana - a small community-minded city in the Northern Rockies close to mountains, rivers, and wilderness.
2020 - Bedrock launches the innovative Pro II Sandal Line as well as a collaborative split-toe sock with Injinji.
2023 - Bedrock launches the much anticiapted Bedrock Mountain Clog - a fresh take on footwear for the sandal-off season (if there is such a thing).
Nick is a designer and professional tinkerer who co-founded Bedrock. Nick has a love for all things simple, useful, and repairable and designs Bedrock Sandals with these very principles in mind. In 2011, Nick hand built many of our first 300 pairs of Bedrocks out of a friends cabin along the Lost Coast of California.
Dan is always hunting for new adventure and ways to improve our products and company. Dan finds passion in building the best adventure footwear as well as partnering with grassroots environmental non-profits through our 1% for the planet giving.
Matt is our adventurous in-house artist who runs operations here at Bedrock HQ. Matt has been adding authentic and inspired Bedrock artwork to our products and packaging since he began at Bedrock in 2016. Outside of HQ, you can find Matt backpacking and packrafting in the Rockies and Sierra.
Kari manages our customer service team at Bedrock HQ in Missoula, MT. Outside the office you can find Kari with a big smile on her face teaching yoga or soaking in Montana sun on local trails.
Miriam works in our HQ artfully sewing together our classic sandals. Outside of work, Miriam loves spending time with her family.
Naresh Kumar is a human powered adventurer and fundraiser for causes like anti human trafficking. Naresh field tests Bedrocks on his adventures and helps spread the good word of our sandals to others he meets around the world.