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.
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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).
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.
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.
These are wonderful barefoot shoes with natural canvas top. They are nice and light and you definitely feel as if you’re walking barefoot.Size wise these Ababa are smaller in comparison to Bloom ones. My UK size of the feet is 9.5. With Bloom ones I had to go for 9 as 10 was too big however with Ababa 9 was completely tight and I had to order UK10, even then if Vivobarefoot would make 1/2 sizes as well I would have gone for 10.5 but otherwise 10 is ok.I do hope they introduce half sizes as well sooner than later. Thanks.
Really comfy and stylish shoes. I love them, good fit too. I highly recommend vivobarefoot, for the ultimate barefoot feel in a great shoe.
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Untracked service with Royal Mail.
Due to the Easter holidays, we cannot offer next day delivery until the 23rd of May.
Tracked service with DPD Orders must be placed by 2.30pm. Orders placed after 2.30pm Thursday-Sunday will be processed on Monday and delivered on Tuesday.
Tracked service with DPDOrders must be placed by 2.30pm Friday or will be delivered the following weekend.
Delivery times may be extended, depending on where exactly you live.
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