100 day trial available

Ababa Canvas Birdie Mens


Our widest, simplest shoe pays homage to the original humans of the Rift Valley. Handmade in Ethiopia in partnership with Soul of Africa, an organization focused on creating opportunities for employment and education on the African continent. A truly collaborative effort, the print of Ababa Canvas is by Akaso, a Belgium-based label that works with Kara painters of Ethiopia to create unique and authentic designs.

1. Select Colour: Black
2. Select EU Size:
3. Optional Extras:

A selection of laces, insoles and apparel to pair with your Vivo's

Select size to show stock
100 day trial for barefoot beginners

We're confident that after 100 days of au natural foot freedom (you need to give them a proper outing) your feet will love being feet. So we're happy to give you a no-quibbles test run for 100 days.

All major credit cards accepted.


Ababa is a simple, hand stitched, comfortable canvas shoe on a mission. Profits generated by the sale of the Ababa are donated to the Soul of Africa Trust to support local projects focused on building futures for disadvantaged kids. Original prints by Akaso designed by Kara painters of Ethiopia.

  • Tough Rubber Sole – for amazing traction on hard and soft terrain
  • Non-Marking Outsole – with PRO 5 puncture resistant nylon
  • Canvas Upper – featuring authentic prints by Akaso

Ababa Canvas Birdie Mens DNA


Patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant layer. 5x more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness.

Soul of Africa
Soul of Africa

Made in Africa in collaboration with the Soul of Africa social enterprise. Profits go back to supporting local employment and education initiatives.


Great casual chique shoes!

They look very cool, and you can wear them both casual as chique for a unique business look.

Really nice shoe, runs too small though

I am an absolute fan of Vivo shoes and have had several shoes by them over the years, in all styles and forms. An ultralight canvas shoe for the summer would be a great addition.
Sizing was always straight forward, 42. Shoes never were too small or too big. These however run to small, my big toe touches the front. Since these are the widest shoes Vivo has made, I am reluctant trying them in 43. In 42 they are wide as it is. I returned the shoes.

Mooi model

Mooi model en past precies. Schoen is mooi breed en voelt licht aan. Mooie zool en voelt aan alsof je op blote voeten loopt, zoals het ontworpen is.

Join our mailing list

Receive exclusive updates on sales, stories & product launches

Receive exclusive updates on sales, stories & product launches