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.