We launched a Kickstarter in 2011, grew Bedrock slowly, and kept making our sandals better while living simply in vans and sailboats.
We’re the type of people that bikepack, thru-hike, and climb snow-capped peaks...in sandals. So it’s no surprise that over the next five years, we continued to push the limits of our design and manufacturing, making Bedrock Sandals more durable, adjustable, and capable than ever.
We hope you strap on a pair and unlock a new way to explore.
We proudly manufacture Bedrock Sandals in our Richmond, California Headquarters.
We design Bedrock Sandals to let you go further and freer than ever before. As outdoor footwear designers, our overall goal is to harness our natural human-inherited flow of movement. Our sandals combine grippy lightweight Vibram® outsoles with our intelligent strap system to strike a harmonious balance of performance, durability, and comfort.
Dan is a traveller and innovator who is always hunting for new adventure and ways to improve our products. Shortly after founding Bedrock in Arcata, California - Dan moved into his 86' Subaru Powered VW Vanagon and travelled around North America. Along the way Dan hiked trails, fly fished streams, and staked out surf spots. During this early period of Bedrock's history, Dan did web design work for Patagonia remotely (he built the original Worn Wear), in the back of his van, to help keep gas in the tank.
In January 2014, Dan traded in his VW van for a small boat in the San Francisco Bay Area and Nick + Dan moved out the Bedrock Factory to Oakland, Ca. Since then Dan has hiked the Te Araroa trail, and bike toured through parts of the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest. Check out his latest adventure touring + surfing along the West Coast.
Nick is an artist, geologist, and designer who co-founded Bedrock and currently runs operations at Bedrock Sandals Headquarters. Nick has a love for all things simple, useful, and mechanical 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.
Nick lives simply in a tiny home in Oakland with his wife Erin and new baby girl, Brynn. Nick has a knack for mountain biking and trail running. You may find him with a smile on his face running around the East Bay Hills. 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 the first place - a feat that took him 5 days. Naresh uses his big adventures to raise money for charities around the world.
In fall of 2014, Naresh hiked the burly 3,000 Kilometer Te Araroa trail through New Zealand, all in Bedrock Sandals - watch the short film. Follow Naresh on Instagram for 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.
Carmen is our lead Bedrock Maker and helps manage our sandal making team here at Bedrock Headquarters in Richmond, California. Hailing from Oakland, Carmen has been with us since the early days at our old Bedrock HQ - "The Fort" - a sandal-making fortification we built within a warehouse in West Oakland. Carmen has a eye for detail and a true skill for crafting - we are proud to have her as a big part of our team.
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 Classic 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 email@example.com
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.