Back in 2014, Adam was looking for a fun craft to make with his daughters when he came across a few YouTube clips on making basic huaraches. A couple of weeks later he read Born to Run and realized what he had made. Immediately, he became a barefoot running enthusiast, spending the following years testing and developing the perfect minimalist running sandals using the best materials available (Vibram rubber and re-purposed rock climbing slings). These sandals have taken him on some of my biggest adventures such as running multiple trail ultras and thru-hiking the Long Trail in Vermont’s Green Mountains.
Sandal making requires little space, and by keeping his shop simple with a small footprint he is able to work-on-the-go as he backpacks with his family, rock climbs and travels the country in their self-built Skoolie (school bus/tiny house conversion). He is grateful to be able to live their own “Deliberate” customized lives, and he absolutely loves the variety of sandals he's made over the years: each one is unique, which keeps things interesting and fun.
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I love this shop! I am a repeat offender. Such an easy process to purchase items here. I love to use the “filter” button to narrow down what I need, whether it is a brand or an item under $20. I honestly think you could outfit yourself for a hike just thru this site- so cool! Quick shipping and my favorite part … I love getting my personalized note from GGG crew members. Such an awesome touch. Keep up the amazing job GGG!!🧡
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Garage Grown Gear is such a wonderful shop for any ultralight backpacking enthusiast looking to support small companies! Their staff are so friendly and helpful, they ship very quickly, and they always have awesome gear from awesome little companies. They also provide all kinds of helpful information and fun reading materials in their newsletters. I recommend this place to all of my friends and I recommend them to you as well!