This is hardly news to anyone who’s stuck a patch onto a pair of jeans or monogrammed a leather purse: customization is everywhere. We all just want to feel special and our clothes can be a shortcut on the path to individualism. Enter Vans Customs: the make-your-own sneaker feature isn’t new, but this month Canadians can finally design their own pair of kicks online. There are over 800 million (!) possible combinations, and for true special snowflakes, there’s even the option to upload your own artwork. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, so we recommend looking at street style and vintage fashion photos for inspiration. Happy designing!