About the Brand
Timberland planted its roots in 1952, when Nathan Swartz bought parts of the Abington Shoe Company. His education from this company led to his own innovation, learning the craft of making shoes and then working on ways to make them better. In 1965, the Swartz family introduced injection molding to the footwear industry and the first truly waterproof Timberland leather footwear was born. Eight years later, the first Timberland boot was introduced. This now iconic piece of footwear was Timberland's shining example of rugged durability and exceptional craftsmanship. In 1978, the company took on the official name "The Timberland Company," and they sewed their first hand-sewn casual shoe.