Hiking in Bedrock Sandals Gabbro

Hiking review of the Bedrock Sandals Gabbro 2.0.  Field tested around the Olympic Peninsula in muddy autumn conditions.  I've been a fan of Bedrock Sandals so I was excited to try out their new Gabbro 2.0 model.

Bedrock Sandals Gabbro Review

The Bedrock Ballistic footbed does a consistent job of holding your foot in place in wet, muddy, or dry conditions.  The previous models of Bedrock sandals had 6-8mm thick soles.  This new Gabbro 2.0 model has an added .4mm thick textured footbed for added skin to sandal grip.  The footbed is reinforced with stitching to prevent peeling.

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The new Granite Grip straps feature recycled rubber that stays flush on your foot.  The largest improvement I noticed was for the heel strap-- the new rubber prevents heel slippage (very nice!).  The new webbing is also wider (5/8") which I like because it makes my foot feel more secure.  The webbing fits more snugly inside the buckle now and I can tell over time will not slip as much as previous versions; less adjustments needed now!

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-Weight for a size 9 is 4.4 OZ per sandal (varies with size)
-Thickness is 10mm
-Recycled rubber grips

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I plan on continuing using these sandals for the 2014-2015 hiking season as well as for casual/urban wear.  I suggest these for hikers that are looking for a superior choice in minimalist footwear OR a backpacker looking for a "camp shoe". Give the Bedrock Gabbro a try!

Related: Check out the Bedrock Cairn Review.

Last updated in August 2015 by Barefoot Jake

Disclaimer: Bedrock Sandals provided this footwear for review.