Ababa Leather Womens

Ababa Leather Womens - Brown
Ababa Leather Womens - Navy

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



189 Reviews

Maybe the most comfortable of all!

I've been waiting for Vivo to put out a slip on shoe that I could wear every day for work! The Ababa is perfect! I'm in between sizes, and I opted to go down to an 8 in this shoe, and I worked out wonderfully. My feet are VERY wide, but the soft leather fits like a dream. THANK YOU VIVO!!

Love the shoes!

I have very wide feet and I usually order Men's shoes. I ordered both the men's and women's Ababa and the women's fit perfectly, I love my new shoes and I wore them exclusively during a 5 day trip to Colorado. I even did some hiking in them and they are very comfortable. Will order another pair.

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