Shoe Spotlight: Hermes Oran Sandals

The legendary Hermes Oran sandals are a chic girl’s ultimate summer essential. 

French shoe designer Pierre Hardy joined Hermes in 1990 at a time when no shoe collection existed. Years later, Hardy has many successful silhouettes credited to his name, including the Oran sandal. 

Pierre Hardy designed the Oran in 1997 as a simple no-shoe sort of slip-on to offer the wearer the illusion of being barefoot. The designer was inspired by a drawing he saw. It was by an African tribe, consisting of graphic patterns seen painted on their houses. Thus, the classic appeared with a clean H on the uppers and a low-heeled sole as the base. And though decades have passed, the sandal has wonderfully endured, proving that it is as eternal as the maison’s bags. 

A closer look at the popular Hermes Oran sandals

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The letter H — a notable element representing the French House — remains the center of interest in a manner of sophistication and simplicity that’s so true to the brand. The open-toe construction allows your feet to breathe and move freely with you, without any pinching sensation or constraint to your toes. The immaculately-formed soles support each step so that you can walk in them for hours on end. Made in Italy, every Hermes Oran sandal embodies flawless artisanship and heralds the ideas of comfort, durability, and timelessness.

The slide sandal is also surprisingly versatile to style — with a white button-front shirt and blue jeans, a cotton lace summer dress, a flowy floral-printed maxi kaftan, tailored separates, or a T-shirt & denim skirt OOTD. You’ll find that the Oran is easily a match-with-everything kind.

Owing to its massive fan following, the Hermes Oran sandal is available in many versions, such as leathers, fabrics, and embroidery, for everyone to find their special one. Here are some of our favorites:

Hermes Black/Yellow Printed Satin Oran Slides Size 37

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Hermes Green Patent Leather Oran Flat Slides Size 38

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Hermes Brown Leather Oran Flat Sandals Size 41

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Hermes Multicolor Canvas Oran Flat Sandals Size 36

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Hermes Black Glitter Oran Sandals Size 40

Hermes Black Studded Suede Oran Flat Slides Size 36

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You’ll never tire of the Hermes Oran sandal’s charm. If anything, you’ll want to fill your closet with various colorways of the shoe — cause we know the heart will want more than one.
If you like the Oran, you can check out the Oasis sandal, which comes with a block heel, the Legend sandal, which comes with a wedge heel, and the Izmir, which is for men. Get your pair here: Shop pre-owned and authentic Hermes Shoes!

Yanchanbeni Ngullie

Assistant Manager - Content

Yan is a dreamer and a wolfish book-collector. She is also a novice writer who believes that as long as people have feelings, inspiration will exist and pen will meet paper.

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