It’s 2021 and everyone is still obsessed with them: the Hermès Oran slides, especially in brown. To me, fancy slides have always been such a “grown-up” purchase in my head and I started asking myself if I was ready to buy a pair. I’ve always gone for minimal sandals, but slides?
A great Hermès Oran dupe
Given my uncertainty about embracing the slide trend wholeheartedly, I was reluctant to splurge on the Hermès Oran, priced at a hefty 500€. However, Les Tropéziennes par M. Belarbi is my absolute favourite brand for Summer shoes, so I was like “let’s see what they’ve got this year” and I discovered the Damia slides. 100% camel leather (upper, lining, insole, outsole), with 1cm heel and the classic plate with the brand name on it.
My first experience wearing the Damia slides left me with a minor blister on one foot and the initial discomfort of fearing they might slip off with each step. Luckily, it was just a matter of habit!
Much like their high-end counterpart, these slides possess the remarkable ability to complement a diverse range of outfits. Whether paired with a flowing maxi dress or a casual combination of denim jeans and a crisp white tee, they elevate the overall look.
How do they fit?
They fit true to size. I’m usually a 37EU, often in between 36EU and 37EU when it comes to heels and ballerinas, and I always get Les Tropéziennes shoes in a 37EU.
How much do they cost?
They’re only 49,50€!
You can choose among four colours: tan (which is the exact tone of my Frenzlauer Mini Swing), black, white, and gold.