Ababa Canvas Swipe Mens

£70
Ababa Canvas Swipe Mens - Black Swipe
Black Swipe
Ababa Canvas Swipe Mens - White Swipe
White Swipe

Ababa Canvas, our widest, simplest shoe is a truly collaborative effort. Handmade in Ethiopia, creating employment and supporting community projects, the canvas print is then produced by Akaso, a Belgium-based label that works with the Kara people of Ethiopia to create unique and authentic designs.

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).

Features

A RANGE OF CONSCIOUSLY CRAFTED SHOES, WITH THE AIM OF EMPOWERING THEIR MAKERS AND GIVING BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

• Hand-stitched in Addis Ababa and made with Ethiopian-sourced WFTO-certified canvas.
• Hand-printed uppers, using all-natural dyes, and sustainably-sourced cotton yarns.
• Proceeds support local projects.
• Carries the Proudly Made in Africa award, independently verified for their quality, materials and ethical production.

Reviews

32 Reviews

Super product!

I purchased a pair of ABABA shoes in Black leather and loved them so much I picked up a pair in Canvas as well! Super product. I love them!

Nice casual summer shoe

This is a great option for casual summer wear.

They're super comfortable to wear barefoot and they have a style that goes well with lots of things such as jeans or shorts.

However be aware of sizing, I'm usually EU44 in Vivobarefoot (eg Ra, Gobi, Stealth) and EU44 in these were too small but EU45 fit fine. In comparison the leather version of the Ababa just about fits me in EU44 but I needed to stretch them slightly. Whereas the canvas version is a bit smaller and doesn't stretch like leather.

The reason I took off one star is that my ankle bone rubs on the sides, as the side slopes up in a straight line instead of having a U-shaped cutout for the ankles. I have the Ababa in the leather which is the same, but the leather is soft so doesn't rub my ankles whereas the canvas is stiffer. Your ankle bone might be higher in which case it won't be an issue but something to be aware of.

In summary, if you get the right size and don't have the ankle bone issue then these are an awesome pair of summer casual shoes.

  
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