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Inspired by the flat-soled shoes which skateboarders wear, slip-on sneakers are one of MR PORTER's 12 key trends for the season. That's because, as we transition into spring and summer, there is something particularly appealing about lightweight sneakers that quite literally slip on and off, whether you're hitting the beach, kicking back in the park or clearing security at the airport. And although they're wonderfully easy to wear, slip-on sneakers are slightly smarter than their lace-up cousins, meaning you could wear a pair with a slim-fitting suit just as well as with jeans, chinos or shorts. You might even get away with a subdued pair at the office, depending on the rigours of the dress code. Click through the gallery, above, to discover six of our favourites, from Bottega Veneta's woven suede to Alexander McQueen's daring skull motif, or continue reading, below, for a few discreet getaways to slip away to.

Words by Mr Peter Henderson, Senior Fashion
& Social Media Writer, MR PORTER