100 day trial available

Ababa Leather Mens


Our widest, simplest shoe pays homage to the original humans of the Rift Valley. Ababa is handmade in Ethiopia in collaboration with Soul of Africa, an organization focused on creating opportunities for employment and education across the African continent.

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

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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.

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Ababa is a simple, hand stitched, comfortable leather shoe with 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.

  • Tough Rubber Sole – for amazing traction on hard and soft terrain
  • Non-Marking Outsole – with PRO 5 puncture resistant nylon
  • Wild Hide Leather – naturally scarred and durable

Ababa Leather Mens DNA

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.


good summer shoe

Not bad at all, right up there for comfort. Definitely wide enough for my wide, wide feet.
The stitching seems rock solid, and I really like this style of sole.
They are summer shoes, though, really, don't get them for the winter unless you're really hardcore.
Not being able to lace them up can make them feel a little loose, though there is no danger of them falling off. They feel a bit like slippers.

No regrets

I bought this pair for my husband. I got him brown. It is a really nice pair of shoes. He was so envy of mine so I have to get him his for his birthday. I owe two pairs of Vivo and one of them is the canvas SOA. I wore it throughout my pregnancy . It is great coz you don't feel the swell! During our trip to Istanbul, we walked 75000 steps in 3-days and i was in my second trimester. It is a bit sore on but nothing major as its expected with Vivo shoes (the barefoot feel).

Great product

Can have a bit of cushioning inside the shoes, great product nice finish.

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