Originally founded in 1952 as the Boston-based workwear brand Abington Shoe Company, founder Nathan Swartz took over the company in 1955 and moved production to a sleepy, windswept New England town. Abington Shoe Company specializes in the construction of sturdy, waterproof footwear for workers in New England's harsh environment, hence the idea for the original yellow 8-inch Timberland boot, first produced in 1973. Three years later, the iconic 6-inch silhouette we know today is made - a premium boot whose high popularity is decisive for the family company's name change to Timberland.
Timberland equals sublime craftsmanship. Within work, lifestyle and outdoor categories, the brand thinks out of the box and creates innovative designs with the vision of "solving problems" for people, whether the problems are purely related to comfort and performance or linked to larger themes such as sustainability and climate change. American Timberland is more than just a brand - it is a global community with a vision to change the world for the better.