NEW YORK - The shoe hurled at President George W Bush has sent sales soaring at a Turkish shoe market as orders have started pouring in from Iraq, US and Iran, according to media reports from Istanbul. The brown, thick-soled "Model 271" may soon be renamed "The Bush Shoe" or "Bye-Bye Bush," Ramazan Baydan, who owns the Istanbul-based producer Baydan Ayakkabicilik San & Tic, was quoted as saying. "We have been producing that specific style, which I personally designed, for 10 years, so I couldn't have missed it, no way," Baydan told The New York Times. "As a shoemaker, you understand." Iraqi journalist Muntazar al-Zeidi hurled a pair at Bush at a news conference in Baghdad on Dec 14. Both shoes missed the president after he ducked. The journalist was jailed and many of his colleagues are seeking his release. Baydan has received orders for 300,000 pairs of the shoes since the attack, more than four times the number his company sold each year since the model was introduced in 1999, according to Bloomberg News. The company plans to employ 100 more staff to meet demand, he said. "Model 271" is exported to markets including Iraq, Iran, Syria and Egypt. Customers in Iraq ordered 120,000 pairs this week and some Iraqis offered to set up distribution companies for the shoe, Baydan said. Baydan has received a request for 4,000 pairs from a company called Davidson, based in Maryland. He declined to provide further details.