5.23.2018

Everything You Need To Know About Hermes Sandals (Oran, Oasis and Legend Review)

Hermes Sandals styled by popular New York fashion blogger, Covering the Bases

Wanted to take time today to review my favorite brand of summer sandals and how you can get a pair for yourself! Hope you enjoy this review of the best Hermes sandals:


Hermes Sandals styled by popular New York fashion blogger, Covering the Bases
popular New York fashion blogger, Covering the Bases
Hermes Sandals styled by popular New York fashion blogger, Covering the Bases
Hermes Sandals styled by popular New York fashion blogger, Covering the Bases
Hermes Sandals styled by popular New York fashion blogger, Covering the Bases
Hermes Sandals styled by popular New York fashion blogger, Covering the Bases
 ASTR The Label: Mina Top Vineyard Vines: White Step Hem Jeans / Hermes: Oasis Slides (identical version HERE) / Free People: Wicker Bag BaubleBar: Celestial Drop Earrings / BaubleBar: Mini Monogam Necklace 

ORAN HERMES SANDALS:

-Overview + Thoughts: The Oran slides are the traditional flat H Hermes sandals. They have no heel, no support and are just comprised of a letter sole and a "H" strap over the top of your feet. Out of the three these (IMO) are the most popular style and the most comfortable. I have them in white but am looking to get a black pair! You can see them on in THIS and THIS blog post.

-Sizing: TTS -- I wear an 8 in everyday shoes and own a size 38 in these. I'm sure if I went up a size I would still be fine; if I went down, I would not.

-Comfort: Out of the three these are the most comfortable to wear because there is no heel.

Links to Oran sandals on eBayThe Real Real and Vestiaire Collective.

OASIS HERMES SANDALS:

-Overview + Thoughts: These are the exact same as the Oran sandal except there is ~2 inch block heel on the end. They are great for dressing up or dressing down and I would say are the most versatile of the three listed here. Perfect for when you want a little length to the leg but don't want to be showing up in full heels. You can see them styled in THIS (in white) and THIS (in brown) blog post.

-Sizing: These I would say run a size small. I wear a 39 in both my white and brown pair when I would normally be a 38. Like above, I could probably size up and be ok but would not size down.

-Comfort: They are comfortable but after a full day of walking the edges of the H will start to rub on the outside of your feet. Because there is an extra weight of the heel flapping around they also are a tad bit noisy.

Links to Oran sandals on eBayThe Real Real and Vestiaire Collective.

LEGEND HERMES SANDALS:

-Overview + Thoughts: I remember randomly stumbling on these on eBay one day and scooping them up right away. Very random because I haven't really seen them out there since and even more crazy because they were my perfect size. These are more of a traditional wedge vs a casual sandal but I love them. They have a thinner H at the top of the foot, a ~3 inch wedge heel and a leather strap for around the ankle. I love them for a more formal occasion and when I want some extra height. You can see them styled in THIS and THIS blog post.

-Sizing: These I would also say run TTS as I wear a 38 in them (normally a size 8 in US). I don't know if I would size up or size down because I don't believe they would fit properly.

-Comfort: Out of the three these are definitely the least comfortable. They have little to no support on the ball of your feet so after about an hour or two my feet do start to hurt. I would say they are on par with regular heels (in terms of "comfort") and less on the wedge scale of comfort (because traditionally wedges IMO are more comfortable).

Links to Oran sandals on eBayThe Real Real and Vestiaire Collective (there are barely any but found what I could!)

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Where To Buy Hermes sandals: You can obviously find them online at Hermes and any Hermes retail store. For buying used I look to eBay, Fashionphile, Vestiaire Collective, The Real Real, Tradesey and Poshmark. When buying from places like eBay, Tradesey and Poshmark be sure to do your research on the listing and the seller. Since you are buying directly you want to make sure the shoes are authentic. They all are great with authentication and refund of items that are not real and are there to protect the buyer!

Do You Buy Them New or Used? I have bought all my Hermes shoes gently used and have loved every purchase. I've actually found all of my listings on eBay!

Real vs Fake: I had some people if the similar looking flats are good or if they should just bite the bullet on a real pair and that honestly is up to you. You should think about how often you will wear them, how much you're looking to spend and your overall thoughts on them. I know a lot of people who have THESE Steven sandals (and the wedge version) and love them and I've been telling everyone and their mother about THESE white sandals that are identical to the Oran. But I can't speak directly to either pair since I don't own them!

Are they Worth the Investment? Yes and no. If dropping the full sticker price on shoes is something you do on the regular, then yes I believe they are worth the investment. If you find them at a great resale price (I would say anything below $400) then yes, again, they are worth the investment. I wear my sandals all the time during the summer and have found that not only do they hold up to travel, NYC streets and sand, they are slowly becoming the only sandals I will pack and grab. I wear them all the time and they still look good as new.

How well do they Hold Up? I guess I kind of answered that above (whoops) but they hold up great! I've had my brown Oasis heels for three years now and you tell me how they look. They do a great job at staying true to shape, there is no discoloring or tears and I've really put them through the ringer! It's not easy for NYC shoes to stay together for very long. 

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So that is it for me! If you have any other questions on Hermes sandals, please let me know below and I'd be happy to answer!



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