Timberland's leather boots are completely waterproof thanks to injection molding, which seamlessly bonds the soles to the uppers.
For all-day comfort, anti-fatigue technology provides standing comfort, shock absorption, and energy return.
Greenstride technology involves recycled materials being used in the construction of the shoes, with 75% renewable materials produced from sugarcane and natural rubber.
As part of Timberland's Timberloop program, Timberland also breaks down used products and recycles materials to minimize waste and environmental impact.
It was Nathan Swartz who developed the boots to cope with the rugged landscapes of Boston, Massachusetts. Swartz was an experienced shoemaker who created the first waterproof boots. His son, Sidney Swartz, assisted him in this process. A brand was then formed around the model created by Sidney's son Jeffrey.
In 1955, Swartz bought The Abington Shoe Company in Boston, and moved it to the cold, rugged terrain of New England.
"The Original Timberland® 8-inch Boot" was introduced, a boot that was primarily designed for New England workers. It was very popular with non-workers as well due to its sturdy silhouette.
The boot's success led Swartz to change the company's name the same year. Under the new name Timberland, Abington Shoe Company was rebranded.
A new variant of Timberland®'s 8-inch boot has been released; the 6-inch boot. With a lower collar, this pair was even more successful than its predecessor.
Hip-hop welcomed Timberland's 6-inch boot in the 1990s. Artists such as Tupac, Biggie, members of the Wu-Tang Clan and Diddy were seen in the classic boot.
Timberland's silhouettes continue to be popular in the work, life, and outdoor scenes.
The brand aims to achieve a positive environmental impact by 2030 by giving more than it takes. They plan for 100% of their natural materials to be sourced from regenerative agriculture, and 100% of their products to be designed for circularity.
Over the past few years, A-COLD-WALL, Supreme, OFF-WHITE, and Stüssy have partnered with the outdoor brand.
Did you know?
To test the waterproof boots in the early 1970s, they were left in a factory toilet overnight!
Thankfully, waterproof testing has improved since those days, and the brand now uses machinery to flex, submerge and evaluate Timberland Boots.
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