We dreamed up Bedrock Sandals during outdoor field work jobs in Northern California.
We wanted to make a premium quality sandal that let us experience the outdoors more simply and that held up to the heavy abuse of our outdoor lifestyles. We launched a Kickstarter in 2011, grew slowly, kept making our sandals better, lived in vans and sailboats, thru hiked trails, and crafted our sandals to match our adventurous minimalist lifestyles.
We are proudly based in Richmond, California where we manufacture Bedrock Sandals in our small and awesome factory!
Our bodies and feet evolved through human history to walk, hike, and run incredible distances. As outdoor footwear designers, our overall goal is to harness our natural human-inherited flow of movement. Our sandals combine grippy Vibram® outsoles with our adjustable strap system to strike a harmonious balance of performance, durability, and comfort.
As a company, simplicity is our goal from inside to out. We reflect simplicity in the footwear we design all the way to the lifestyles we lead. Simplicity makes us and our feet happy :)
Dan is a traveller who from 2011-2013 lived in his 86' Subaru Powered VW Vanagon while traveling around North America, living simply, and always on the hunt for new trails, fly fishing streams, and surf spots. Dan did web design work for Patagonia remotely (he built the original Worn Wear), in the back of his van, while growing the Bedrock Sandals customer base.
In January 2014, in pursuit of a new adventure, Dan traded in his VW van for a small boat in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved out the Bedrock Factory to Oakland, Ca. From September 2014 - January 2015 Dan was en route through the entire country of New Zealand by foot, bike, and canoe with Bedrock ambassador Naresh Kumar. In 2016, Dan was named one of the 30 Under 30 in the outdoor industry to watch. Follow Dan and his travels through his instagram account, @specialopz.
Nick is an artist, geologist, and designer who runs sandal design and 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 lives simply in a tiny home in Oakland with his wife Erin! 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. Follow Nick on Instagram, for a glimpse into our factory (Fort Bedrock) and behind the scenes at Bedrock HQ.
Naresh is an ultra marathon athlete and long distance adventurer who likes to travel far in Bedrock Sandals. In 2011, 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. Watch Naresh run 120 smokey miles along the John Muir trail and learn about how he started running minimalist. In fall of 2014, Naresh hiked the burly 3,000 Kilometer Te Araroa trail through New Zealand in our new Bedrock 2.0 Sandals. The Te Araroa is a 3,000 kilometer trail - spanning the entire country of New Zealand and traversing through some wildly challenging and beautiful trails. Follow Naresh on instagram for true Bedrock inspiration, @iamarunr.
Matt is an artist and outdoor enthusiast who has been an avid Bedrocker since 2014. Joining the team in early 2016, Matt enjoys giving our customers the best damn service while simultaneously doodling up the next Bedrock graphic for eco-groovy sandal boxes or stickers. A transplant from the plains of Oklahoma, you can find Matt soaking in as much of California's goodness as he can on weekend surf trips along the coast or up in the Sierras for a quick overnighters. Follow him @campillustrated.
Our unique sizing is unisex and based on a Centimeter scale; our size 9/10 means that the sandal is roughly equivalent to size 9 for men, and size 10 for women. Some people find our sizes run slightly small especially in our smallest sizes. If you are deciding between two sizes we typically recommend ordering the larger one.
Print off the size outlines for the Cairn Sandals or 2.0 Sandals to most accurately find your ideal fit. Please note that you must change Printer Settings to print 100% Scale. Double check this by verifying the ruler on each outline. Give yourself ~1 cm of space inside of the outline to ensure a good fit!
Please consult the graphic above in conjunction with the tracings for more help and/or e-mail us a picture of your foot on the correct outline to get our expert opinion. If you have any additional questions e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have access to a printer, please consult our sizing chart below and note that the lengths on our chart are the ACTUAL sandal dimensions. We advise measuring the length of your feet and ordering a size that is 1-2 cm longer.