OUR STORY

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.

THE BEDROCK FACTORY!

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!

If you are from Europe, we are working on building a presence there, too. Stay tuned and follow Bedrock Sandals Europe on Facebook and Instagram!

Each year we donate one percent of our sales to help conserve and restore the environment through 1% for the Planet.

 

 

  

COMPANY BIOS

DAN OPALACZ (CO-FOUNDER)

Bedrock Sandals Founder on Te Araroa Trail - Dan Opalacz Bedrock Sandals Founder Fly Fishing - Dan Opalacz

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 PENCE (CO-FOUNDER)

Bedrock Sandals Founder - Nick Pence 

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 KUMAR (BEDROCK ADVENTURER AND CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER)

Bedrock Sandals Ambassador - Naresh Kumar Bedrock Sandals Ambassador Hiking in Nepal - Naresh Kumar

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 MCADOW (GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND CUSTOMER SERVICE LEAD)

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.


 

CHRISTOPH KARALLUS (RESELLER FOR BEDROCK SANDALS IN EUROPE)

 

After hiking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand in Bedrocks as well, Christoph was sorted! He wanted to have Bedrock Sandals easily available in Europe, too. Therefore he joined our team after coming back from the TA in April 2016. We are happy to have Christoph dealing with European custom duties and bringing the Bedrock Sandals to everyone in Europe!

Read more about Christoph on the blog.

SIZING

FIND YOUR BEDROCK SANDALS SIZE

 

SYNCLINE Sandal Size Outline (click to open)

CAIRN Sandal Size Outline (click to open)

 

 

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