Apparel marketer and licensor Iconix Brand Group has signed an international deal for its Joe Boxer brand with footwear company Marin Group International.

Marin Group has planned an initial distribution of Joe Boxer in about 100 retail stores beginning in June 2006.

The long-term deal covers men's and women's casual footwear including slippers, sandals and trainers.

Joe Boxer president Bill Sweedler said: "The recent launch of Joe Boxer active apparel in Canada has helped create a demand for multiple product categories including footwear.

"Marin Group's management team has an extensive background in building big consumer footwear brands".