Ababa Leather Mens

Ababa Leather Mens - Brown
Ababa Leather Mens - Navy
Ababa Leather Mens - Black
Ababa Leather Mens - Botanical Green
Botanical Green

Ababa is our simple slip-on shoe on a mission. Made with Ethiopian Wild Hide, this subtle, naturally-scarred leather is provided by small-scale farmers. 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 Wild-Hide naturally tanned by our partners Pittards meeting international environmental standards. Sourced from Ethiopian small-scale, independent farmers this soft, flexible leather shows individual markings that reflect a life with freedom to roam.
Ababa shoes carry the Proudly Made in Africa award, as they are independently verified for their quality, materials used and ethical production.


  • Sticky rubber rocker outsole – for amazing grip
  • Wild Hide Leather – naturally scarred and durable


150 Reviews

Love these

Love these. I have very wide feet. It took me a bit to find the correct size in these. I wear a Birkenstock 38 and ended up w a 40 in these. Men’s 7. I work 13 hour shifts and have been happy with these so far. It’s only been a few weeks so I’m hoping they hold up. Company has been great to work with.

Not bad

Ok the shoes are pretty good. Super thin, nice and wide, good tread.


The sizing is listed strangely on the website. I’m a perfect 45/ 11us and they recommended I order a size 12. Turned out to be a perfect fit, but the box says 45. So why list it as size 12? Idk it confused me but turned out to be totally fine so shrug


They slip like heck on commercial kitchen floors. Good thing I got a new job because they’re not exactly non-slip. The tread is super grippy on dry surfaces and dirt though


The insole (which is leather) immediately started peeling back from the toes on the right side, which feels uneasy, like will it get worse? Am I actively peeling it back with every step? We’ll see. But my toes touch it and it affects my gait a little bit cuz I don’t want to make it worse.

And finally—

The color is really dark kinda square shade of brown, but maybe they’ll improve with age.

Overall I like them because I wanted barefoot slipons cuz all I had were barefoot boots, and they’re more reasonable than “the toe shoes” but the quality and taste is questionable. You know like they feel and look “expensive” but in a kinda bourgeois sort of way. Will probably buy another pair of L E M S or some huaraches next time. Idk maybe it’s because it’s an English company and they have different style and priorities haha


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