Ababa Canvas Born Free Womens

Ababa Canvas Born Free Womens - Cream

Ababa is our simple slip-on shoe on a mission. Made with hand-printed Ethiopian canvas using all-natural dyes featuring print design inspired by Waris Dirie. 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 WFTO Certified canvas, hand-printed with all-natural dyes on sustainably sourced cotton yarns from women’s cooperatives. The Born Nomad, Born Free print is inspired by Waris Dirie, a Somali nomadic family born supermodel, founder of the Desert Flower Foundation. Proceeds from sales go to support the Foundation.
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
  • Canvas upper – Born Free Born Nomad print. The colour might vary due to hand-printing using natural dyes.



2 Reviews

Too big

I was very excited about receiving these shoes in the post. Unfortunately I had to send them back, because they were very big on my foot. I had ordered my typical size for Vivobarefoot styles, which is a women's 10, and even used the fit finder on the website in attempt to assure the correct size.

perfect summer shoe

love the print, the fit, and the comfort

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