Austrian shoe maker and retailer Leder & Schuh AG on Thursday posted a fall in full year pre-tax profit to seven million euros from 7.4 million euros in the year-ago period despite a rise in sales. The operator of 274 stores opened nearly 30 new outlets last year and said sales rose 6.5 per cent from 2001 to 299 million euros, of which a third came from foreign sales in countries such as Germany and Hungary.