Reporting a 10 percent jump in sales of its spring/summer 2009 collection, which incorporates some new biomechanical features developed in coordination with the Italian University of Pavia, Stonefly is predicting a sales increase of between 7 and 8 percent this year. The Italian company’s sales were rather flat at €85 million in 2008, mainly due to the sale of Impronte to Antonino Anselmo and other partners at the beginning of the year (see Shoe Intelligence No. 11-8+9 of Apr. 6). While Stonefly continues to have some problems in the U.S., where its sales are now being handled by a sister company, Etonic, it is getting stronger in Spain, where it has achieved annual sales of about €12 million through more than 500 stores. El Corte Inglés sold its fall/winter 2008-09 collection well. Stonefly opened a store in Madrid a few weeks ago, and it is using a well-known Spanish fashion model, Estefania Luyk, as testimonial.