100 day trial available

Ababa Canvas Swipe Womens

£70

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

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 Swipe Womens DNA

PRO5
PRO5

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.

Vegan
Vegan

Produced using animal free products and processes.

Reviews

Very versatile!

I have two pairs of these, one for outdoor wear and one for apartment wear. Hard wood floors were always too cold for me and socks too slippery- I wear these in my household to maintain the barefoot feel but with the grip and warmth of a shoe. The sole leaves a great print in the sand and I’ve gotten nothing but compliments since purchasing!

Casual summer slip-ons

I thought the rubber strip at the back might be a bit irritating on the heel but it isn't at all. I wouldn't say these could ever look smart with the fray around the edges. However, they are a lovely fit, very comfortable and light.

Love them

My first ever pair of vivos and I love them! I have very wide small feet so they are perfect. I like the design too and adore the way you really can feel everything underfoot. I am now saving for a pair of boots and sports shoes.

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