Last Updated on July 10, 2023
Whether it’s Prada’s iconic chunky loafer or Manolo Blahnik’s beautiful embellished heels, there are too many designer shoes I’d love to get my hands on and way too little time – not to mention cash.
I’d love to shell out thousands on my shoe collection, but like many of you, it’s not realistic or practical to do so. We’ve all got bills to pay, right?
Don’t get me wrong, designer items are popular for very good reason. They are investment pieces, made of the best materials and made to last.
These pricey pieces often transcend trends and remain stylish for years to come – and here’s the thing, fashion trends have a way of coming full circle.
Just look at ballet flats. After years of being disregarded, they’ve just made a major comeback thanks to the balletcore trend.
But if shelling out on the world’s most expensive brands isn’t realistic for you, I hear you and I can help! Much of the high street seeks inspiration from designer labels, recreating their products in way more affordable styles.
Perhaps the most recognisable are bags and shoes. As a shoe gal, I wanted to share the best designer shoe dupes I’ve found on the high street. Keep scrolling to see my favourites.
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Hermes Oran Sandals
Hermès’ iconic Oran sandals have been one of the most popular designer shoes on the planet for years, but with a price tag of £510, they certainly don’t come cheap.
Brands like Dune and Mint Velvet have drawn inspiration from this luxury pair and crafted such strikingly similar styles that you’d be hard-pressed to spot the difference.
Oran Sandals in Noir, £570, Hermes – buy now
Loupe Sandals, £95, Dune – buy now
Meave Tan Cutout Sliders, £89, Mint Velvet – buy now
Lilli Leather Mule Sandals, £79, Jones Bootmaker – buy now
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Chanel Dad Sandals
Are you absolutely obsessed with Chanel’s dad sandals but find it hard to justify spending over £2,000? Well, worry no more! The high street is brimming with incredible Chanel dupes that can give you a similar look for a way more budget-friendly price.
Sandals Printed Denim in Black, £1,430, Chanel – buy now
Orson Sandals, £169, Kurt Geiger – buy now
France jelly flat sandals in black, £14, ASOS – buy now
Hook-Loop Tweed Sandal, now £145, Alohas – buy now
Check out more Chanel dad sandals dupes.
One shoe style I’ll never get tired of is loafers, and I can’t get these Prada loafers off my mind. But that doesn’t mean I can’t get the look elsewhere – Massimo Dutti, Alohas, and M&S have very similar pairs.
Patent leather loafers, £920, Prada – buy now
Chunky Flatform Loafers, £39.50, M&S – buy now
Trailblazer Corn – Black Vegan Loafer, £181, Alohas – buy now
Leather Track-Sole Loafers, £110, Massimo Dutti – buy now
Here are some more Prada loafer dupes just for you.
The iconic blue crystal-embellished Manolo Blahniks made a reappearance in Sex And The City’s sequel last season, and we’re just as in love with it the second time around.
It seems we’re not the only ones, as Mango, Zara and Be Mine have dropped similar styles.
Satin Hangisi Pumps 105, £975, Manolo Blahnik – buy now
Mercyy mules, now £18.50, Be Mine at ASOS – buy now
High Heels With Appliqué, £59.99, Zara – buy now
Pointed shoe with strass detail, £59.99, Mango – buy now
We’ve got more Manolo Blahnik dupes right this way.
Chanel Ballet Flats
Chanel’s ballet flats are another timeless item, but if the idea of spending £770 on shoes makes your eyes water, don’t panic.
Ballet flats Cotton Tweed & Grosgrain in Light Gray, White & Black, £720, Chanel – buy now
Women’s Ellison ballet flat in natural, £91.74, Steve Madden – buy now
Leather bow ballet pumps, £39.50, M&S – buy now
Ballet pumps, £17.99, H&M – buy now
Here are even more Chanel pumps dupes.