It's My Dream to Own Hermès's Oran Sandals—9 Affordable Alts I'm Considering in the Meantime

Ask any fashion person who has an eye for elevated things and they're tell you there's one sandal style they're really coveting this season. Transcending the trends like no other, Hermès's Oran sandals retain their elegant edge and cult-buy status season after season.

With a simple design that sees the slides set on a flat base with an elegant strap detail woven at the front, the shoe strikes the balance of refined yet relaxed, creating a sophisticated sandal that stylish people adore. With a wide and devote fan base—it's harder to count the influencers that don't own a pair than is it to count the ones that do—the chic sandal is firmly cemented as a summer favourite.

Influencer wears Hermes Oran Sandals

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At this point, it should be fairly clear that I'm coveting a pair myself, but the £610 price tag means that I have a bit of saving to do before I can officially call them my own. As such I've spent some time scouring the internet to identify some of the alternative styles that can help me get the look this season and act as a placeholder until I own the real deal.

Influencer wears Hermes Oran Sandals

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As the Hermès Oran sandal is one of the most iconic styles on the market, certain brands have created homages of their own. In a wide range of colours, these trending iterations call upon the same iconic silhouette, including the flat design and simple strap detailing, as the original pairs.

Influencer wears Hermes Oran Sandals

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Whilst you can't match Hermès's colour offering (the Oran sandals come in an astounding 42 different shades), quality, or, indeed, legacy, this season's alternatives cover all of the classic bases including blacks, browns and whites and the occasional pop of colour.

Influencer wears Hermes Oran Sandals

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If you too dream of owning a pair of Hermès's Oran sandals one day, but want to look elegant in the meantime, read on to discover the alternatives that are currently on the market.



Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

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