126 S. 17th St., 215/567-3247,
HOURS: Mon.–Tues. 10 a.m.–7 p.m.,
Wed.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m.
The shoes at Head Start are the stuff of folklore and fantasy. If it buckles, snaps, zips, clips, or is covered in studs, you’ll find it here. Owner George Patti travels to Italy twice a year to select the unique women’s styles, including gravity-defying heels and kinky cowboy boots.
Find balance on a pair of Dries Van Noten platform wedges, or walk a straight line with a pair of Via Spiga Mary Janes. All the while you’ll be getting a head start on the season’s most unique styles.