Bedrock Sandals

This Charlottesville-based company embraces the minimalist shoe trend with environmentally-conscious hiking gear.

By Katie Bowles

Bedrock Sandals
Photo courtesy of Bedrock Sandals.

If you’re one of the many people who are interested in the minimalist shoe trend (think Vibrams), you’ll want to check out Virginia-based startup Bedrock Sandals. The activewear sandals made by Bedrock are a surprisingly comfortable alternative to heavier and hotter hiking and running shoes. Outdoor sports-lovers may not have hot-weather gear on their minds just yet, but if you order a pair now, they could be broken in by summer.

Bedrock is also pretty environment-conscious. The company, originally established in Northern California, is now based in Charlottesville and crafts its sandals locally with United States-made materials. Along with benefiting local economies, Bedrock donates one percent of its yearly sales to 1% for the Planet, a charity that supports the development environmentally-conscious businesses.

Bedrock Sandals offers three variations of sandals: the Bedrock Earthquake Sandals, Primal Sandals and Syncline sandals, ranging from $64 to $70. Order them here.