Italian comfort footwear manufacturer Stonefly has agreed a deal with distributor Dbs to sell 20,000 pairs of shoes in Belarus and Russia.

The three-year agreement will run from 2003 to 2005 and be backed up by the opening of a new Stonefly store in Moscow.

Stonefly said it expects to generate a turnover of around $7 million in Russia and sees a total turnover for fiscal 2002 of around $85m.