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Ababa Leather Mens


The Ababa's distinctive heel rocker footprint sole is designed with simplicity in mind. The slip-on design is created using local leather, which is hand-stitched directly onto the sole, giving it perfect shape, glove-like flexibility, and amazing barefoot 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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  • Wild Hide leather
  • Leather footbed – the best material for your feet when you don’t feel like wearing socks
  • Heel rocker – ergonomic sole design to shape perfectly your feet on each stride

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.


Better than you think, as good as they say

I really like the Ababa in leather. I ordered my normal Vivo size 43 - US 10. My third and fourth toes touched the end of the shoe, even though my big toe had plenty of room. I ordered another pair, one size up, just to be sure. Way too big. Returned those and have been wearing the 43s since. In just a day or so the shoes have softened even more and are very comfortable. They also look better than the photos let on. I'll leave these at work to change into from my boots this winter. Probably get another pair pretty soon here.

Great shoe but had to return

I purchased the Ababa Leather as a gift. I was impressed with its craftsmanship, quality, weight, and flexibility. Unfortunately, one of the shoes arrived with a slit in the rubber sole, most likely caused during packing or shipping. This is the first time I've had trouble with a Vivobarefoot product, and I believe it to be an isolated incident. I would order this product again.

Comfortable and neat design

These seem to be really comfortable and casual. And I like the design of them. However I got them in a size too big so they're being returned. I'm also not sure if a smaller size would fit my narrow heel. If you have combination feet - meaning wide toe box and a narrow heel, I don't think these are the right shoe.

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