Solid Footing

A step up from comparably-priced foam alternatives, Bear Foot Sandals are the creation of John Davis, an avid hiker and outdoorsman who was on the search for a sport sandal that was comfortable, yet hardy enough for his active lifestyle. What he found was a sea of flimsy options that weren’t built to withstand everyday wear and tear. Thanks to their tire tread inspired soles, Bear Foot Sandals are every bit as rugged and durable as they look (yet, surprisingly lightweight as well). The contoured footbed cradles feet in comfort. The curved edges promote a natural rocking motion as you walk making each step easier on your toes and feet than ordinary Flip-Flops. Sturdy construction and quality materials aren’t the only things that set Bear Foot Sandals apart from other Flip-Flops you see walking down the street. Available in an assortment of colorful styles, these sandals are thoughtfully designed inside and out.

Bear Foot Sandals

Tire Tread Style Flip-Flops

Solid Footing

A step up from comparably-priced foam alternatives, Bear Foot Sandals are the creation of John Davis, an avid hiker and outdoorsman who was on the search for a sport sandal that was comfortable, yet hardy enough for his active lifestyle. What he found was a sea of flimsy options that weren’t built to withstand everyday wear and tear. Thanks to their tire tread inspired soles, Bear Foot Sandals are every bit as rugged and durable as they look (yet, surprisingly lightweight as well). The contoured footbed cradles feet in comfort. The curved edges promote a natural rocking motion as you walk making each step easier on your toes and feet than ordinary Flip-Flops. Sturdy construction and quality materials aren’t the only things that set Bear Foot Sandals apart from other Flip-Flops you see walking down the street. Available in an assortment of colorful styles, these sandals are thoughtfully designed inside and out.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • John
    John

    We believe that summer footwear should be comfortable, convenient, and able to be worn anywhere. Those are the guidelines we used to create the Bear Foot Sandal: these aren't your standard Flip-Flop. Thanks for having us!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:13 PM

    I'm happy to answer any questions about our great footwear range. What's on YOUR mind?

  • Dierdre
    Dierdre
    6/27/2014 12:19 PM

    @John, Is the footbed on the men's footwear smooth or textured?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:23 PM

    @Dierdre The footbeds are a heavy woven material but do not have any intentional ridges or gullies on the surface. They are as smooth as a piece of material, but not like a piece of glass! The cork foot-bed is just that - cork. It too has been cut 'flat' but is not coated with any harsh varnishes or sealants.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    6/27/2014 12:34 PM

    can you describe the color options so we know which is which? I want the one with the most red!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:43 PM

    @Patricia The most red is an interesting need! The CORKER has red on the strap, whereas TAILGATER #1 has a red foot bed as well. The others, simply put, will not have you seeing red!

  • Mary
    Mary
    6/27/2014 10:27 PM

    @John I see pink sandals on a woman but they are not shown in the women's sandals. In fact, the selection for the men and women are the same!?

  • Adelina
    Adelina
    6/27/2014 12:34 PM

    @John, I was wondering if you plan on creating another design that doesn't go between the toes. I love this concept but have never been able to wear sandals or shoes with something between the toes. The sandals that cross over the foot and around the back of the heel would be great as well. adelina

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:45 PM

    @Adelina The answer is...you're not the first to ask! We are always looking at new, innovative ways to develop products that are in demand. I believe next season may well bring you what you want - however i would encourage you to try these as the thong is practically non-existent. I was like you, in that I didn't like that piece between the toes...these Bear Foot Sandals were created, partly, to solve that 'ucky' feeling.

  • Larry
    Larry
    6/27/2014 12:43 PM

    John will these leave black marks on surfaces...ie: my sailboat?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:48 PM

    @Larry I have not tested them personally however on tile and porcelain (bathroom test!) it passed with flying colors - I'd suggest it depends on the roughness of the surface it's being 'dragged' across.

  • Larry
    Larry
    6/27/2014 12:53 PM

    Also if I wear a 10.5 shoe I buy an 11 or are small running an I need a size 12...

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:56 PM

    @Larry I'd say buy the 10.5/11 version... should be perfect for you

  • William
    William
    6/27/2014 7:08 PM

    @John

    Is size available, I wear size 10.5. When I went to size option size 11 wasn't listed?

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    6/27/2014 12:53 PM

    John, can the flipflops get wet

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:57 PM

    @Sandra Absolutely! They float, they stay on your feet for 'rock river crossings or paddling among the shells. That was one of my 'must haves' when they were designed

  • Terri
    Terri
    6/27/2014 1:00 PM

    Can't wear thongs can't you make these with a simple strap across the toes? I'm seeking a comfortable sandal these look so promising.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:06 PM

    @Terri I make no promises - everyone who tries them buys them!

  • sarah
    sarah
    6/27/2014 1:07 PM

    Love the concept but wonder if there is a built in arch. If I am a 71/2 , do I size up to an 8 or downsize to a 7?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:07 PM

    @sarah YES there is a built in arch that conforms to YOUR arch - not a factory bunch of foam.... I would recommend the 7-7 1/2 for a 7 1/2 foot

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    6/27/2014 2:24 PM

    @John Hello! I'm slightly confused with your response. You're saying that a 7 will fit a 7 1/2 size foot or are there half sizes and it's just not showing up?

    I also wear a 7.5 like Sarah and wanted to know if I should size up to an 8 or down to a 7 since there are no half sizes.

    Thanks for your time! :)

  • Amelia
    Amelia
    6/27/2014 2:08 PM

    Hi, i just found out that i am allergic to Carba Mix chemicals, used primarily in the production of rubber or latex products, and often found in sneakers and tennis shoes, and also in the insoles, adhesives, and linings of leather shoes. Synonyms of Carba Mix include, but are not limited to, Diphenylguanidine, Zinc dibutyldithiocarbamate, and Butyl Zimate. Love to hear that the footbed is cork, and that they are not coated in any harsh varnishes or sealants, but do you know if any component of the sandal might contain this Carba Mix chemical? Thanks for any info you can provide, and hoping your response leads me to order a pair today!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:15 PM

    @Amelia I am not able to answer that question. I suspect they do, and would err on the side of caution rather that risk a reaction... sorry!

  • Guest
    Guest
    6/27/2014 2:10 PM

    how about a size 14??

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:14 PM

    @Guest WE only go up to 13. Sorry.

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    6/27/2014 2:48 PM

    Can you do these without all the colors? I'd like one black and one white only. I also have a concern about them getting dirty. Do you toss in the washing machine?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:19 PM

    @Kelly We actually put them in the dishwasher - saves them bumping around - and we only have 7 patterns, no plain colors at this time. They scrub up very well!

  • LeRoy
    LeRoy
    6/27/2014 2:53 PM

    I Broke my left Leg, Compound Fracture of the Femur my leg is now an inch and a Half shorter than my Right leg, My shoes and boots I have The left one Built up 1 1/2 to solve this problem. is there a chance any of your craftsmen could Do this at additional cost? If so how much additional cost? if not thanks for your time, I like the looks of Your product

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:19 PM

    @LeRoy Unfortunately not - they are prestitched and cannot be 'undone.

  • K.C.
    K.C.
    6/27/2014 3:01 PM

    Just to be sure, the Tailgater 2 is the orange striped footbed w/ orange straps?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:22 PM

    @K.C. YUP!

  • Craig
    Craig
    6/27/2014 3:17 PM

    Hello there! I have been instructed by a podiatrist to wear Spenco orthotic insoles, or Spenco flup-flops/sandals. Would the footbed on these be contoured similarly, by any chance? (please say yes...please say yes...please say yes!)

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:22 PM

    @Craig Yes and no. These shoes are designed to create a mirror of your sole on the foot bed. If you are 'good' walking bare foot, then these would be ideal - some shoes over arch the footbed with foam and padding. Orthotic shoes provide a contour similar to ours but we have not tried to attain any certification or other 'approval' I'd welcome your trial and report!

  • Craig
    Craig
    6/27/2014 4:47 PM

    @John Thank you for the info, I might just do that!

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/27/2014 3:39 PM

    My feet are wide - EEE - How do your sandals work for wide feet?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:45 PM

    @Mark Id go up a size for sure maybe 2 sizes.. The curvature is still maintained in the extra length you might get.

  • Susan
    Susan
    6/27/2014 4:48 PM

    I wear a womens size 11. Am having hip replacement soon. Wear flipflops a lot. Is this shoe heavy? Also, for a women's 11 would I order a mens size 10?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 4:55 PM

    @Susan They are less than a pound in weight combined and yes, a men's 9.5 is probably closer....

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 4:55 PM

    @John and good luck with your operation!

  • Lise
    Lise
    6/27/2014 6:00 PM

    John, I have narrow feet. Are your sandals wide (like CROCS for example)? thanks

    Lise

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 6:06 PM

    They are not wide, no. I'd go down 1/2 a size for narrow feet and you should be good!

  • Marlane
    Marlane
    6/27/2014 6:38 PM

    Hi John, great idea! Looking at the order page, I have no idea which sandal goes with which style option. Could you list them for us?

  • Marlane
    Marlane
    6/27/2014 6:41 PM

    @Marlane ok never mind, I see if you hover over the picture it tells what the style is!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 9:36 PM

    @Marlane Glad you found it!

  • Tammy
    Tammy
    6/27/2014 9:55 PM

    Hi John, a question on how th sandels run for size. I normally buy a men's size 9, is a true size 9? They lookm like great sandels. Thanks

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/30/2014 9:19 PM

    Thanks for the question. For the size 9, there are two options; The 9-9.5 is a European size 42, whereas the 9.5-10 is a European size 43.They are pretty true to size but not as restrictive or 'exact' as a leather lace up! I would recommend a 42 for a 9, personally, however some people buy larger shoes out of habit and therefore a 43 might be more appropriate! Hope that helps.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Bear Foot Sandals

Tire Tread Style Flip-Flops

Solid Footing

A step up from comparably-priced foam alternatives, Bear Foot Sandals are the creation of John Davis, an avid hiker and outdoorsman who was on the search for a sport sandal that was comfortable, yet hardy enough for his active lifestyle. What he found was a sea of flimsy options that weren’t built to withstand everyday wear and tear.

Thanks to their tire tread inspired soles, Bear Foot Sandals are every bit as rugged and durable as they look (yet, surprisingly lightweight as well). The contoured footbed cradles
feet in comfort. The curved edges promote a natural rocking motion as you walk making each step easier on your toes and feet than ordinary Flip-Flops.

Sturdy construction and quality materials aren’t the only things that set Bear Foot Sandals apart from other Flip-Flops you see walking down the street. Available in an assortment of colorful styles, these sandals are thoughtfully designed inside and out.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • John
    John

    We believe that summer footwear should be comfortable, convenient, and able to be worn anywhere. Those are the guidelines we used to create the Bear Foot Sandal: these aren't your standard Flip-Flop. Thanks for having us!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:13 PM

    I'm happy to answer any questions about our great footwear range. What's on YOUR mind?

  • Dierdre
    Dierdre
    6/27/2014 12:19 PM

    @John, Is the footbed on the men's footwear smooth or textured?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:23 PM

    @Dierdre The footbeds are a heavy woven material but do not have any intentional ridges or gullies on the surface. They are as smooth as a piece of material, but not like a piece of glass! The cork foot-bed is just that - cork. It too has been cut 'flat' but is not coated with any harsh varnishes or sealants.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    6/27/2014 12:34 PM

    can you describe the color options so we know which is which? I want the one with the most red!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:43 PM

    @Patricia The most red is an interesting need! The CORKER has red on the strap, whereas TAILGATER #1 has a red foot bed as well. The others, simply put, will not have you seeing red!

  • Mary
    Mary
    6/27/2014 10:27 PM

    @John I see pink sandals on a woman but they are not shown in the women's sandals. In fact, the selection for the men and women are the same!?

  • Adelina
    Adelina
    6/27/2014 12:34 PM

    @John, I was wondering if you plan on creating another design that doesn't go between the toes. I love this concept but have never been able to wear sandals or shoes with something between the toes. The sandals that cross over the foot and around the back of the heel would be great as well. adelina

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:45 PM

    @Adelina The answer is...you're not the first to ask! We are always looking at new, innovative ways to develop products that are in demand. I believe next season may well bring you what you want - however i would encourage you to try these as the thong is practically non-existent. I was like you, in that I didn't like that piece between the toes...these Bear Foot Sandals were created, partly, to solve that 'ucky' feeling.

  • Larry
    Larry
    6/27/2014 12:43 PM

    John will these leave black marks on surfaces...ie: my sailboat?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:48 PM

    @Larry I have not tested them personally however on tile and porcelain (bathroom test!) it passed with flying colors - I'd suggest it depends on the roughness of the surface it's being 'dragged' across.

  • Larry
    Larry
    6/27/2014 12:53 PM

    Also if I wear a 10.5 shoe I buy an 11 or are small running an I need a size 12...

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:56 PM

    @Larry I'd say buy the 10.5/11 version... should be perfect for you

  • William
    William
    6/27/2014 7:08 PM

    @John

    Is size available, I wear size 10.5. When I went to size option size 11 wasn't listed?

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    6/27/2014 12:53 PM

    John, can the flipflops get wet

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 12:57 PM

    @Sandra Absolutely! They float, they stay on your feet for 'rock river crossings or paddling among the shells. That was one of my 'must haves' when they were designed

  • Terri
    Terri
    6/27/2014 1:00 PM

    Can't wear thongs can't you make these with a simple strap across the toes? I'm seeking a comfortable sandal these look so promising.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:06 PM

    @Terri I make no promises - everyone who tries them buys them!

  • sarah
    sarah
    6/27/2014 1:07 PM

    Love the concept but wonder if there is a built in arch. If I am a 71/2 , do I size up to an 8 or downsize to a 7?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:07 PM

    @sarah YES there is a built in arch that conforms to YOUR arch - not a factory bunch of foam.... I would recommend the 7-7 1/2 for a 7 1/2 foot

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    6/27/2014 2:24 PM

    @John Hello! I'm slightly confused with your response. You're saying that a 7 will fit a 7 1/2 size foot or are there half sizes and it's just not showing up?

    I also wear a 7.5 like Sarah and wanted to know if I should size up to an 8 or down to a 7 since there are no half sizes.

    Thanks for your time! :)

  • Amelia
    Amelia
    6/27/2014 2:08 PM

    Hi, i just found out that i am allergic to Carba Mix chemicals, used primarily in the production of rubber or latex products, and often found in sneakers and tennis shoes, and also in the insoles, adhesives, and linings of leather shoes. Synonyms of Carba Mix include, but are not limited to, Diphenylguanidine, Zinc dibutyldithiocarbamate, and Butyl Zimate. Love to hear that the footbed is cork, and that they are not coated in any harsh varnishes or sealants, but do you know if any component of the sandal might contain this Carba Mix chemical? Thanks for any info you can provide, and hoping your response leads me to order a pair today!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:15 PM

    @Amelia I am not able to answer that question. I suspect they do, and would err on the side of caution rather that risk a reaction... sorry!

  • Guest
    Guest
    6/27/2014 2:10 PM

    how about a size 14??

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 2:14 PM

    @Guest WE only go up to 13. Sorry.

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    6/27/2014 2:48 PM

    Can you do these without all the colors? I'd like one black and one white only. I also have a concern about them getting dirty. Do you toss in the washing machine?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:19 PM

    @Kelly We actually put them in the dishwasher - saves them bumping around - and we only have 7 patterns, no plain colors at this time. They scrub up very well!

  • LeRoy
    LeRoy
    6/27/2014 2:53 PM

    I Broke my left Leg, Compound Fracture of the Femur my leg is now an inch and a Half shorter than my Right leg, My shoes and boots I have The left one Built up 1 1/2 to solve this problem. is there a chance any of your craftsmen could Do this at additional cost? If so how much additional cost? if not thanks for your time, I like the looks of Your product

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:19 PM

    @LeRoy Unfortunately not - they are prestitched and cannot be 'undone.

  • K.C.
    K.C.
    6/27/2014 3:01 PM

    Just to be sure, the Tailgater 2 is the orange striped footbed w/ orange straps?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:22 PM

    @K.C. YUP!

  • Craig
    Craig
    6/27/2014 3:17 PM

    Hello there! I have been instructed by a podiatrist to wear Spenco orthotic insoles, or Spenco flup-flops/sandals. Would the footbed on these be contoured similarly, by any chance? (please say yes...please say yes...please say yes!)

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:22 PM

    @Craig Yes and no. These shoes are designed to create a mirror of your sole on the foot bed. If you are 'good' walking bare foot, then these would be ideal - some shoes over arch the footbed with foam and padding. Orthotic shoes provide a contour similar to ours but we have not tried to attain any certification or other 'approval' I'd welcome your trial and report!

  • Craig
    Craig
    6/27/2014 4:47 PM

    @John Thank you for the info, I might just do that!

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/27/2014 3:39 PM

    My feet are wide - EEE - How do your sandals work for wide feet?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 3:45 PM

    @Mark Id go up a size for sure maybe 2 sizes.. The curvature is still maintained in the extra length you might get.

  • Susan
    Susan
    6/27/2014 4:48 PM

    I wear a womens size 11. Am having hip replacement soon. Wear flipflops a lot. Is this shoe heavy? Also, for a women's 11 would I order a mens size 10?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 4:55 PM

    @Susan They are less than a pound in weight combined and yes, a men's 9.5 is probably closer....

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 4:55 PM

    @John and good luck with your operation!

  • Lise
    Lise
    6/27/2014 6:00 PM

    John, I have narrow feet. Are your sandals wide (like CROCS for example)? thanks

    Lise

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 6:06 PM

    They are not wide, no. I'd go down 1/2 a size for narrow feet and you should be good!

  • Marlane
    Marlane
    6/27/2014 6:38 PM

    Hi John, great idea! Looking at the order page, I have no idea which sandal goes with which style option. Could you list them for us?

  • Marlane
    Marlane
    6/27/2014 6:41 PM

    @Marlane ok never mind, I see if you hover over the picture it tells what the style is!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/27/2014 9:36 PM

    @Marlane Glad you found it!

  • Tammy
    Tammy
    6/27/2014 9:55 PM

    Hi John, a question on how th sandels run for size. I normally buy a men's size 9, is a true size 9? They lookm like great sandels. Thanks

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    6/30/2014 9:19 PM

    Thanks for the question. For the size 9, there are two options; The 9-9.5 is a European size 42, whereas the 9.5-10 is a European size 43.They are pretty true to size but not as restrictive or 'exact' as a leather lace up! I would recommend a 42 for a 9, personally, however some people buy larger shoes out of habit and therefore a 43 might be more appropriate! Hope that helps.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.