With Origins linking Timebrland to Boston, Massachusetts, and the Swartz family, Timberland was formed as a name change from the Abington Shoe Company in 1973. Named after the successful launch of the waterproof leather boot Timberland has since become a world renowned brand with distinctive silhouettes that has made the brand a staple for many men.
Timberland's strong association withe The Abington company started in 1918 when Nathan Swartz began working as an Apprentice Stitcher. By 1955, after careful investments, Swartz owned the whole company who at the mainly produced goods for wholesale. It was not until 1965 that the Abington Company started to innovate with the Swartz family being the first to introduce the injection-moulding technology into the footwear industry. This innovation enabled the production of virtually waterproof boots by connecting the soles to the leather uppers without stitching. With the launch of the waterproof leather boot in 1973 the company then changed its name to Timberland due to its popularity.
After the success of the first waterproof boot, throughout the late 70's Timberland started to begin to develop into the much loved brand we know today with introductions of Casual and Boat shoes to its product lines and by 1985 over 1 million Timberland boots where sold. Today the identity of Timberland as a major lifestyle fashion brand is thanks to the work of Sidney Swartz who throughout the 90's introduced clothing lines for both men and women.
Known as "the original yellow boot", we have a range of Timberland Footwear available online and in store at Stuarts London. Stocking select styles from the Timberland Boot Archive, as well a range of Leather Timberland Boat shoes. The Timberland collection is proven to be a great addition to a outdoor and casual wardrobe and goes hand in hand with a pair of Selvedge Denim Jeans.