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Ababa Canvas Swipe Mens


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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Profits generated by the sale of Ababa are donated to Soul of Africa Trust to support local projects focused on building futures for disadvantaged kids.

  • Tough rubber outsole
  • Vegan 

Ababa Canvas Swipe Mens DNA


Patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant layer. 5x more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness.


Produced using animal free products and processes.

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.


Love this shoe

Most favorite everyday shoe. Awesome if you don't wear shoes in your house like me because they slip off easily. If I have to wear shoes, these are my go to.

An Everyday Shoe for Everybody

I cannot say enough good things about this shoe. I was a little hesitant in terms of its fit and resilience over hard sidewalks/pavement; I thought it might slip off my foot. However, I have traveled to New York City for a few days in them, and they have performed beyond my expectations.

I normally wear a US size 11.5 in Altra, Topo, or Hoka One One running shoes. I ordered a US size 12, and the fit is perfect!

Too Wide but Comfy

These are quality shoes and SUPER comfortable. However, they are also really wide. I knew they were going to be wider than Vivo's other shoes, but they are still much wider than anticipated. I wish they were the same width as other Vivo's because they are so comfortable and I love the design. As always though, they are the same level of great quality and barefoot feel I've come to love in all my vivos.

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