Ababa Leather Womens


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 across the African continent.

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).



Ababa is a simple, hand stitched, comfortable leather shoe on a mission. Profits generated by the sale of the Ababa are donated to the Soul of Africa Trust to support local projects in Ethiopia focused on building futures for disadvantaged kids.

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



151 Reviews

One word: Love!

I received my Ababa’s after which felt like the longest wait only because I was so excited to get my first pair of Vivos!
First of all, I love that the Ababa’s have a story to tell, that they are made in Ethiopia and that proceeds go to those people. For the shoes themselves, I will say I was expecting a lighter color (I got the brown) but it is a positive, they look even better than I thought. The leather is soft inside and out. I was worried about one thing, Breathability, but after wearing them without socks for a few days, my feet have not been sweaty once. They are comfortable, when you aren’t moving your feet you can forget you’re even wearing them. When you’re walking you feel cool because you know, you have better shoes than everyone else in the room 😎. I LOVE my Vivos! And I will definitely be buying more shoes from vivo. This Ababa is a very casual everyday shoe that you can wear with pretty much anything, very versatile and lovely. I just love wearing them, I don’t want to take them off. For your first pair of barefoot shoes your feet will have a time of adjust to the new way of walking everyday. But they/you will love it. It makes me feel stronger, more capable and even more confident (because I know I love them.) My Ababa’s are exactly what I have been looking for and I am satisfied. Thank you VivoBarefoot!

Awesome shoes

I really really like these shoes. I have wide feet and struggle to find shoes that will fit comfortably. These shoes feel like I am actually bare feet. Plus they are very good looking. Definitely buying another pair from this company!

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