Ababa is our simple slip-on shoe on a mission. Made with Ethiopian Wild Hide, this subtle, naturally-scarred leather is provided by small-scale farmers. As part of our Soul of Africa range, speaking directly to the Laetoli footprints, the shoes are handmade in Ethiopia, empowering makers, supporting local communities.
We're confident that after experiencing the joys of natural foot freedom, your feet won't want to go back to 'normal' shoes.
So confident, we've introduced a 100 day trial to all orders. If you change your mind within that period, we're happy for you to return your shoes for a full refund with no hassle.
Your trial will commence automatically from the date your order arrives. Simply check out with your shoes as usual and we'll take care of the rest. (Standard Ts and Cs apply).
Hand-stitched in Addis Ababa directly providing sustainable jobs, the shoes are made with Ethiopian-sourced Wild-Hide naturally tanned by our partners Pittards meeting international environmental standards. Sourced from Ethiopian small-scale, independent farmers this soft, flexible leather shows individual markings that reflect a life with freedom to roam.Ababa shoes carry the Proudly Made in Africa award, as they are independently verified for their quality, materials used and ethical production.
Take your socks off and enjoy the best underfoot performance nature has to offer.
Patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant layer. 5x more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness.
Made in Africa in collaboration with the Soul of Africa social enterprise. Profits go back to supporting local employment and education initiatives.
African leather tanned by Pittards®, from the hides of free roaming animals that have lived a little and made love under the sun.
Very comfortable offer fine protection for those days where bare feet are just not the thing.Look good.
Det er de blødeste, smukkeste og med bedste pasform. Der er 2 sko jeg kommer til at tænke på. De første Jaco form årg. 1979 og Fivefingers KSO. Ababa har det bedste fra begge sko. De er meget smukkere i virkeligheden, end på jeres hjemmeside. Min kone vil god følges med mig når jeg har dem på. Også til finere selskab. Det er mit Vivobarefoot sko par nr 5. Har selvfølgelig Ra og Gobi Soul of Africa. Et par terræn støvler og kondisko. Men Ababa er mine favorit. De har str. 42 som de 4 andre Vivobarefoot sko har.
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