Behind the Scenes at Bedrock Sandals from Blue Ridge Outdoors on Vimeo.

Located in a small warehouse outside of downtown Charlottesville, Va., two friends from AmeriCorps are hard at work creating the latest in minimalist footwear: the Bedrock Sandal. Modeled after the traditional huarache, these lightweight sandals are made entirely within the U.S. Check out what co-founders Nick Pence and Dan Opalacz have to say about their company and their mission.

For more gear made in the Southeast, check out our Blue Ridge Gear Guide from our October, 2013 issue.