A new season means fresh new releases in just about everything – summer movies, K-Pop comeback concerts, heart-pounding new dramas, outdoor neighborhood festivals, and of course, trending fashions. Our focus today is on footwear -- the Asian street styles that are most easy going, relaxed and fun to wear.

From casual to well-polished and everything in between, in Asia, easygoing sneakers might be the #1 shoes people love to wear during the summer, and all year round.

Korean actress Gong Hyo Jin (Master's Sun) is going first class – in the fashion department, anyway- in these slip-on sneakers by Suecomma Bonnie that emulate a leopard skin in red – a perfect match to her travel bag.

Trivia: This is the same Korean shoe designer that made Hyuna’s feet look magical as she danced her way through Psy’s Gangnam Style music video.

Photo credit: Suecomma Bonnie in Seoul

Mesh slip-ons are great for excursions to the beach.

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Visa Lom is a personal style blogger living in California. She has put together a classic look in basic black and white, including coordinated slip-ons.

Photo credit: 1fineday

The next look features Jim Lambie print canvas slip-on sneakers.

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Designers seem to be working overtime this season. Here's just a sample of casual shoe styles available online and in stores now.

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Kryz Uy is a 24-year old lifestyle and fashion blogger from Cebu, Philippines. Her summer shoe choice on this day is a colorful woven leather slip-on flat that goes well with a white blouse and copper-color slacks.

Photo credit: Thirstythought by Kryz Uy

Let's see how women around the world have styled these looks:

What might be the quickest, most stylish no-strings-attached way out the door this summer? A pair of slip-ons like these navy blue ones. Points! Extra points if shoes match smartphone and handbag!

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Our next fashion blogger understands the importance of color when mixing and matching separates.The lime green flats are so unexpected – they make this look come together beautifully!

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This is Italian shoe designer Chiara Ferragni. She was asked to create a limited edition slipper for the new Disney movie “Maleficent,” which celebrates the “bad girl” of the story. The photo shoot was held at the Balbianello Villa on Lake Como. She wears these amazing flats below.

Photo credit: The Blond Salad

Our next fashion blogger assembled this lovely outfit with a lot of thought and attention to detail. It includes a white crop top, black blazer, red-orange infinity scarf, printed slacks, and black flats.

Photo credit: Posh and Petite

Watch a 400-year old alien hunk fall in love with a beautiful actress in My Love from Another Star.

And here's how men can make the most of their summer shoes:

White canvas sneakers can easily become part of something nice looking to wear for “that special thing” scheduled for this Saturday.

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American actor Jim Parsons is scientist Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. In this shot, he wears leather loafers, another form of slip-on shoe favored by men and women alike.

Photo credit: GQ

Traditionally, loafers are casual. Wear them with khakis to a restaurant or on casual Fridays. Lately, loafers now have a more dressed up silhouette that makes them fine to wear with a suit.

Left: Rolled
When not at work (in casual pants), ditch the socks and turn up.

Right: Straight
At the office, leave the well-tailored hems where they are.

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Below, this model sports narrow cut jeans and sock-less brown suede loafers.

Photo credit: Boy From Dagbon

It's just a short bike ride from the streets downtown to the beach.This cyclist is all ready to go in a crew neck sweater, shorts and loafers.

Photo credit: Fashionbeans

Finally, when playing Frisbee in the park with a certain four-legged friend sounds perfect, here's what to wear.

Photo credit: Fashionbeans

Any shoes or outfits stand out as favorites? Write a comment below!

LilySuzuki is an American who lived in Japan for 6 years and considers Tokyo like a second home. She also worked in Bali, Indonesia for 2 years. A blogger on Asian cultures and trends, she’s an major fan of Kpop, Jpop, anime and Korean dramas.

For more Asian fashion looks follow her on Polyvore: http://tokyotrekker.polyvore.com/

Check out Radiant Face Forward, a (mostly Asian) cosmetics/skincare blog: radiantfaceforward.blogspot.com