July 16th, 2014
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The Ultimate Slide


The Hermès Oran is the original leather slide in my book. I have two pairs and neither has seen the light of day in years (really, years and years). I’m inspired by Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek’s red ones and will pull mine out. If they feel right again, I may consider a new pair in gold box leather below.




what's new


Belted cotton jacket


High-rise straight cotton pants


Wool crème slip dress


Pamfilo stretch-suede knee boots


Belted double-breasted felted-wool coat


Small leather pouch


Floral-jacquard tights


Isadora merino wool sweater


Tag leather tote


Stretch-cotton shirt sand-beige


Pleated wool gabardine A-line midi skirt


Stretch-cotton shirt dark brown

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  • My friend just bought them in barenia with a small block heel – beyond gorgeous. If I hadn’t spent so much on my IM slides that are about that color, I’d buy them now. So much more classic, as I’m sure the IM’s will be gone by next summer.

    KathyJuly 16th, 2014  8:08 AM

  • I have owned two pairs for years and, like you, keep pulling them out of storage every now and again. I regret not investing in more–they look as good today as they did ten years ago.

    BarbaraJuly 16th, 2014  8:32 AM

  • I have been eyeing those for a while. Are they comfortable to walk around in?

    laurenJuly 16th, 2014  9:05 AM

  • The absolute best. I own them in black, but really want a pair in gold

    JulieJuly 16th, 2014  9:11 AM

  • LOVE these Preston and have always had them on my wish list. Do they run TTS?

    MaryBJuly 16th, 2014  9:29 AM

  • I love them, I have a pair in white I wear all the time during summer. Love Pernille’s look here, as I feel they look best with ripped jeans or a more casual look !


    CarolineJuly 16th, 2014  9:42 AM

  • Such a classic! Are they comfortable for walking?

    SusanJuly 16th, 2014  9:44 AM

  • Oh yes!

    AliJuly 16th, 2014  9:52 AM

  • Love my Oran’s
    Have the small heel version too!
    Hermes is the most stylish…and
    Forever the very best

    MelanieJuly 16th, 2014  10:07 AM

  • Elin Kling has a pair that she has been wearing a lot as well. They just look so classic.

    kimJuly 16th, 2014  10:32 AM

  • Love them…but too pricey for me… :- {

    bisbeeJuly 16th, 2014  10:44 AM

  • Preston, what color are your two pairs?

    ValerieJuly 16th, 2014  11:26 AM

  • I have dark brown and beige, both are now a half size too small.

    PrestonJuly 16th, 2014  12:17 PM

  • Love them in red.

    ElleJuly 16th, 2014  2:00 PM

  • I have four pairs. They are absolutely fabulous shoes but they wear like a flip flop. They provide no arch support and are not shoes to walk in for any distance. Purely slip ons that you really can’t walk in!!!
    I love mine. I have white, bronze , turquoise and a berry blue. So cute with shorts or a bathing suit. A true classic!

    Paula BJuly 16th, 2014  6:41 PM

  • Mine are slightly different ‘H’ styling on top, in a gorgeous red, purchased for a trip to France in summer, 2000, along with an Hermes medium dark blue one piece swimsuit. Would give anything to replace it–it was solid blue, & perfection in a swimsuit. Agree with Paula B re. comfort–totally flat, foot slips around, no support at all. Maybe the version with small heel would help with support. Even so, I still wear them!

    PaulaJuly 16th, 2014  10:44 PM

  • I have 4 pairs and the only slides I wear. Love them. Girls you should all buy yourself a pair or 2 or 3.

    JanJuly 17th, 2014  12:44 AM


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