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
Since I wasn’t sure about the whole slides situation, I didn’t want to splurge and spend 500€ on the Hermès Oran, however, I found a great dupe.
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.
The first time I wore them, I gained a really small blister on one foot and the unpleasant feeling of being about to lose them at every step. Luckily, it was just a matter of habit!
As with the Hermès Oran, the Damia slides can be worn with different outfits, from a maxi dress to denim jeans & a white tee! They always elevate a simple outfit.
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.