We started Bedrock Sandals fresh out of geological field work jobs in Northern California.
We wanted to make a super simple, lightweight sandal that let us experience the outdoors nearly barefoot but with protection from the sharp stuff on trail and in town. We launched a Kickstarter, 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! Yes, we do have a climbing wall - come visit us!
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. That means keeping a zero drop sole profile as well as creating a sole platform that provides comfort + grip across terrain without unnaturally forcing your feet one way or the other.
Most traditional sport sandals aim to create a sole platform that forces your feet to conform as you walk. Our goal is exactly the opposite. We design footwear to mold over time to your unique feet, not the other way around. 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 and working on new outdoor sandal designs. 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. 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.
We are excited to have Matt join our team this Spring! Matt has experience helping customers out on the floor of Palo Alto's Patagonia Store. Matt is an artist and outdoor lover with a keen talent for drawing! Checkout Matt's work and follow him at @campillustrated.
Our sizing is unisex; size 7/8 means that the sandal is equivalent to size 7 for men, and size 8 for women. Some people find our sizes run slightly small. If you are deciding between two sizes we always recommend ordering the larger one.
Print off the Original 2.0 Sandal Size Outline or New Cairn Sandal Size Outline to most accurately find your ideal fit. Please note that you must change Printer Settings to print 100% Scale. Do not "Scale to Fit". Double check this by checking the measurements on the outlines. Give yourself 1 cm of space inside of the tracing to ensure a correct sole size.
Please consult sizing grid below 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 or need a custom size e-mail us at email@example.com
If you do not have access to a Printer you can find your correct size by measuring foot length. Please consult our sizing chart below and note that the lengths on our chart are the ACTUAL sandal dimensions. We advise people to round up to the next nearest size to be sure to have a bit of sandal space in front of your toes and behind your heel.