With humble beginnings, Ballard’s of Blue Ridge was founded in 2014 by owner/operator Lance Ballard Langley. Lance, for the most part, grew up in Mobile and Gulf Shores, Alabama where his love for the outdoors began. He attended and graduated college at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. After several years of working in Insurance in the Charlotte area, Lance decided to take a leap into small business ownership.
Lances passion for helping others, coupled with aspirations of finding a place to call home in the mountains, led him to Blue Ridge, Georgia where he opened Ballard’s of Blue Ridge. Since 2014 Ballard’s has grown and changed locations twice with the help of the community, visitors, and some good ole southern hospitality. Now a staple on main street in downtown Blue Ridge, you can find footwear of all types in both men’s and women’s.
With an emphasis on comfort and durability, Ballard’s wide range of inventory allows shoppers to purchase shoes capable of handling mountain trails, long days in the office, and long walks on the beach. Ballard’s stays true to putting the customer first with superior customer service and a one-on-one customer and owner interaction. Lance believes in being tightly knit to the community in which he serves and not only is he an advocate of each shoe, which he hand picks, but he also champions the Blue Ridge community. If you live in the area or are just visiting, stop by and find out what makes this place and this town so special.