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.
Take your socks off and enjoy the best underfoot performance nature has to offer.
African leather tanned by Pittards®, from the hides of free roaming animals that have lived a little and made love under the sun.
Patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant layer. 5x more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness.
Made in Africa in collaboration with the Soul of Africa social enterprise. Profits go back to supporting local employment and education initiatives.
These were potentially my third pair of vivos. I have owned and worn out the Tracker boots and currently use a pair of Primus sneakers, on their third summer.The Ababa design has great potential. The toe box is wide, but has an elegant shape, the leather is creamy, and the color choices are beautiful. But they are floppy. Especially in the heal, there is too much space inside.
These are very comfortable and have a loose, almost weightless fit. I would recommend sizing down a bit particularly if you have narrow feet.I also love that the look of these makes them versatile!
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Orders must be placed by 2.30pm. Orders placed after 2.30pm Thursday-Sunday will be processed and dispatched on Monday and delivered on Wednesday.
*Not available for orders placed on the 4th and 5th of July- Orders placed during this period will be delivered the following week.
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