Tony Garley has spent his entire life associated with footwear and shoemaking. His experience spreads across the whole spectrum of footwear, from inexpensive slippers to high-quality mens welted, to ladies fashion shoes and sports footwear. He has worked in all the shoemaking areas of the UK, and in many different countries around the world.

His work has embraced general problem-solving and pattern cutting as a consultant, the preparation, installation and training for CAD/CAM technology, and the introduction of modern shoemaking processes.