Ababa Leather Womens

Ababa Leather Womens - Brown
Ababa Leather Womens - Black

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

Ababa leather

I love these shoes, they are super comfy and make me feel like I’m really not wearing shoes. Not super in love with the style, kind of makes me look like I have duck feet but they are pretty awesome regardless.

Ababa leather women

Finally a shoe that fits my foot shape and width without even trying it huggs where it’s supposed to and my toes are free just to be and do what they need to without any pinching or pain. I’m a heel striker so they are teaching me to place my feet more appropriately when walking which also cuts down on the pain I used to feel in my heals and the bottom of my feet. I enjoy feeling surfaces beneath my feet when I walk. I was always a bear foot child well into adulthood. It does take some getting use to when on your feet for long periods of time because alas we’ve been trained to walk in shoes that didn’t allow us to feel our terrain. So slow going. Living in a city where it’s a hustle a minute and the surfaces are very rigid and unforgiving I can’t help but feel that I need a little more padding at the bottom at times and I worry about the leather and rubber connection at the heal and if it’s the stress point where it will all come apart. I wonder why there’s no leather at the heel and if it may become a site of discomfort. Another concern is climate and cooler conditions, so I’ll just have to work out my wool sock thickness and comfort in the shoe. I tend to wear them without any socks because I find that socks add a level of constraint for me in most shoes. But for now feet in training so I carry them with me for those moments when my feet tell me they want to be free. Did I mention they are light weight and foldable so they slip easily into a bag without any extra weight. I was looking for a shoe that was carefree yet stylish and I think I’ve found them. So I’ve ordered another pair.

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