100 day trial available

Ababa Canvas Mens


A super-simple slip-on with a glove like fit. Made in a light, breathable canvas, with a flexible rocker heel, Ababa lets your feet breathe and move freely, giving maximum sensory feel.

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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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  • Natural canvas upper – breathable for the hot days
  • Heel rocker – ergonomic sole design to shape perfectly your feet on each stride


Weight : 300g

Ababa Canvas Mens DNA


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.

Tough Rubber Compound
Tough Rubber Compound

Strong, non-marking rubber compound for sticky grip and high-abrasion when you need it most.


Great Casual day shoe

A very comfortable casual shoe for daily walking and strolling around.
I would say this shoe runs slightly smaller than the average vivo shoe but not to the point where is was uncomfortable for me personally. If your normal vivo size doesn't provide you with ample room you may want to consider sizing up on this style. It is also wider than a normal vivo shoe.
I would also not encourage anyone to do any activity in this shoe as its design is not as rugged as some of their other models.
Overall i really like the shoe. Keep in mind you need to accept if for what it is. If you want more of an all-in-one shoe you are probably better off with a stealth or primus model.

Mixed Feelings

I liked the feel and appearance of the shoes, although they were slightly wide for my foot. However, one of the soles ripped by the heel just the second time I put them on. I will be returning them today and am not sure if I will get another shoe from VIVOBAREFOOT.

Good design, sadly not durable

Very comfortable design, I usually wear 10.5US, so I ordered a 43, however after a week or two of wear, I noticed my toes were jamming into the end of the shoe. I ordered a second pair of size 44 in leather instead of the canvas.


VERY comfortable! I love the shape and the design, I love the flexible sole, and I get compliments about them all the time. They are a very unique looking shoe.


The canvas started to fray around the edges after only a couple weeks of wear which was disappointing. Also some kind of white powder has been accumulating on the canvas that is really difficult to clean off, not sure if it's dandruff or dust or what but it is not very appealing to see. This was one reason I decided to go with the leather afterwards. The leather are much nicer, however after a month of wear the stitching came off around the ankle between the rubber sole and the leather upper. Also very disappointing.

I really want to love this shoe. I would definitely recommend the leather over the canvas for looks and durability, however they haven't held up very well in the couple of months that I have owned them. Right now i'm trying to figure out how to fix them because I really enjoy wearing them.

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