Footwear maker Skins Inc has signed a distribution deal for its two-part interchangeable shoes in Australia and New Zealand.

The agreement with World Brands Management will begin with Skins autumn/winter 2009 product line, but may also include a limited release for the spring/summer 2009 season.

WBM was the exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand for the GBMI licensed brands Diesel, Pony, Nautica, and XOXO from 2000 to 2008, and has relationships with key footwear accounts, leading department stores chains, and tier one specialty stores in the region.

Mark Klein, president of Skins, said: "This is the first of hopefully a number of international partnerships the company will enter into for the coming 2009 calendar year."