Ababa is our simple slip-on shoe on a mission. Made with hand-printed Ethiopian canvas using all-natural dyes featuring print design inspired by Waris Dirie. 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 WFTO Certified canvas, hand-printed with all-natural dyes on sustainably sourced cotton yarns from women’s cooperatives. The Born Nomad, Born Free print is inspired by Waris Dirie, a Somali nomadic family born supermodel, founder of the Desert Flower Foundation. Proceeds from sales go to support the Foundation.Ababa shoes carry the Proudly Made in Africa award, as they are independently verified for their quality, materials used and ethical production.
Made in Africa, in collaboration with the Soul of Africa social enterprise. A portion of our profits goes back to supporting local employent and education initiatives.
Produced using animal-free materials.
I was a little concerned that the writing on the shoes would look too big but they look great and could be worn with shorts or skirts in the summer. Very comfortable too.
Well worth the wait as there were no Ababas in my size for a while. They are so comfortable, look great and are perfect for the summer.
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