Slip-on trainers are currently having a moment, with nearly every brand – from high street to high-end – now producing their own take on the style.
So to help you secure your perfect pair, we scoured the market to showcase the very best available to buy this season, for all budgets.
1. ASOS Slip-On Plimsolls In Satin Feel
A touch of satin gives this slip-on silhouette a premium feel, coming in a deep, sophisticated shade of midnight blue.
These comfortable trainers would be ideal for a laid-back evening event – they’ll sit perfectly with a pair of tailored cropped trousers (no socks, of course) and a chambray shirt, for a smart yet relaxed look.
Available at ASOS, priced £18.
2. Vans x Eley Kishimoto Classic Slip-On Shoes
If bold prints are more your thing, get ready to lust after this new collaborative design by Vans and British design company Eley Kishimoto.
Reworking the California brand’s signature Slip-On model in a striking all-over monochrome print, try combining with other black and white pieces for a slick, streetwear-inspired look.
Available at Vans, priced £52.
3. River Island Leather Slip-On Plimsolls
Who says trainers can’t be smart? You’d have to look twice to realise this River Island design is actually a sneaker, coming in matte grey nubuck leather, complete with an off-white rubber sole and coordinating stretch inserts.
Team with a lightweight summer suit for a superb high-low combination.
Available at ASOS, priced £50.
4. Lanvin Leather Skate Shoes
Bringing a bit of colour to proceedings is this bright design by French luxury label Lanvin, which combines contrasting panels of charcoal and cobalt blue to create a subtle statement.
Crafted from the highest quality leather, they’re a comfortable choice for any occasion, whether you’re meeting friends at the weekend or heading to an informal dinner.
Available at Selfridges, priced £305.
5. Mango Slip-On Sneakers
Mango Man has given the slip-on sneaker the black-on-black treatment this summer.
They would be ideal for sportswear looks or on-trend monochrome ensembles, and you don’t have to worry about them getting dirty after one wear, either.
Available at Mango, priced £45.99.
6. Zara Contrast Colour Sneaker
While these slip-on trainers look every inch the luxury pair, they’re actually an incredibly affordable option by high street giant Zara.
Thanks to their leather-look upper and rich contrasting colours, they exude a high-end feel without the high-end price tag. What’s not to love?
Available at Zara, priced £25.99.
7. Topman Navy Mesh Slip-On Plimsolls
Flexible and lightweight, these slip-on sneakers are a great option for high summer.
The porous mesh upper allows your feet to breathe, keeping them cool, while leather-look accents on the heel and cushion add a sophisticated touch.
Available at Topman, priced £22.
8. Common Projects Slip-On Leather Trainers
New York-based Common Projects has revolutionised the luxury sneaker market, using the finest materials to create covetable pared-back designs with no obvious branding.
This rich burgundy pair from the brand’s new AW15 collection are a prime example, turning the simple slip-on into a thing of beauty.
Available at END Clothing, priced £265.
9. Converse Jack Purcell Signature Slip-On
Converse may be better know for its lace-up ‘Chucks’, but the brand’s newly launched slip-on model is just as promising.
Adapted from a classic badminton design, the sneaker combines a canvas upper, rubber toe cap, Nike Zoom Air cushioning and a heavy duty outsole to create a resilient style with a retro edge. We love the blue heel branding, which adds a nice vintage touch.
Available at END Clothing, priced £75.
10. Maison Margiela 22 Slip-On Replica Sneaker
An all-white pair of trainers will serve you well this summer, matching with tailored shorts, cropped linen trousers and everything in between.
This luxurious leather and suede mix pair by Maison Margiela is a contemporary take on the classic deck shoe designs to come out of California in the sixties and seventies.
Sitting on top of vulcanised sole with welt stitched detailing, it features a full lambs leather lining and is finished with the brand’s iconic white stitch to the heel.
Available at END Clothing, priced £319.