Fashionable Comfort: Michelle Gallagher

By Leslie Moore

Fashionable Comfort: Michelle Gallagher

Michelle Gallagher, The Walking Company

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in the Bronx, New York, and grew up in Yonkers. A few years ago, my husband, Ken, decided he was tired of our winters, and we moved here three years ago. I’m a mom of three and a grandmother of one. Rebecca, my oldest, currently lives in Virginia with her dad. Erik, 22, and Jake, 11, live with me, as well as my four year old granddaughter, Gianna.

Myrtle Beach is wonderful, and we love it. I do miss my family and don’t get up to see them as much as I would like. I still talk to my dad every single day! Dad is retired and my mom is in a doo-wop band – she stays busy!

Did you have a pet growing up?

I did. I had a beagle-boxer mix named Feathers – they used to call my dad Feathers, so I named my dog after him. Then I had Twinkles, another dog, and she lived to see my daughter. Our black lab, Jack, passed just before we moved here, and we haven’t gotten another dog.

What is your favorite thing to do with your women friends? Why do you think these friendships are so important?

There’s nothing like a good girls’ night out! It’s so much fun to go to dinner and just relax and enjoy friends. I love to sing, but I’m terrible – only with my girlfriends do I belt out my favorite songs. My friends let me be me. We laugh at what used to be and what can be.

After we moved to Myrtle Beach, one of my lifelong friends, who knows everyone in my family, moved here and lives in the same complex. It’s so nice having her here – we take care of each other. When my grandmother died, she drove me home to her funeral.

What is the best thing about The Walking Company?

I love selling shoes and have been in the business for 26 years. Making someone mobile again is the best feeling in the world. This store opened a year ago this month, and I’ve been here since the very first day.

When you come into The Walking Company you will see lots of very fashionable, stylish shoes that are actually good for your feet! We have a special foot analysis computer program that will tell us exactly what your feet need to be comfortable and happy. We are all about health and wellness. One woman came in at closing time and said her feet were killing her. We fitted her into three pairs of shoes, and she came back raving that now she can walk! A few weeks later the same woman came in with her running clothes on! The right shoes had let her walk wherever she wanted and even start running again.

Visit Michelle at The Walking Company in The Market Common at 3077 Howard Avenue, or call 843-232-0592. Hours are Monday – Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 9 pm.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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