From bricks to brights, washes of vermillion are emerging as one of spring's biggest men's shoe trends.

The attention-grabbing color spices up every look, but it doesn't have to be a slap in the face. Step it up a notch by adding crimson sneakers (#6, #7) to your everyday jeans-and-a-t-shirt look or, to really stand out, pair fiery oxfords (#2) with a light grey suit. 

1. Born Henri Boat Shoes, $105

2. Paul Smith Suede Wingtip Miller Brogues, $510

3. O'Keeffe Milo Leather Wingtip Brogues, $690

4. Prada Suede Slip-On, $470

5. Twickenham Vermillion Chukkas, $195 

6. Puma Street Jump Mid-top Sneaker, $100

7. Vans Euclin Low-top Sneaker, $70


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