Footwear company Stonefly has posted sales of €43.5 million for the first half of 2004, up from €42m in the same period in 2003.

The sales growth is attributed to the strong performance of its Stonefly Junior line, which was launched for autumn/winter 2004.

Stonefly's sales in the US and Japan were also up, although European sales remained flat.

Stonefly is based in Casella D'Asolo, northern Italy.