The Timberland Shoe Company is an American success story that started with Nathan Swartz from Boston, Massachusetts. Swartz was a determined and hardworking gentleman who worked his way up from an apprentice boot stitcher in 1918 until he owned part interest in the Abington Shoe Company in 1952. The Abington Shoe Company mostly manufactured shoes for other companies until 1965 when they introduced injection-molding technology to the footwear industry. This innovative technology fused the sole to the leather upper without stitching, enabling the production of a virtually waterproof boot. This waterproof boot gained popularity and was named ‘Timberland’. And in 1978, the company changed its name to the Timberland Shoe Company. With their roots firmly placed in the rugged boot market, the Timberland Shoe Company started to expand its collection to include casual classics, boat shoes and eventually clothing. Everything in the line up continued to display a commitment to quality and high performance. Ever since introducing their original waterproof boots, they have remained focused on making innovative products that get people outdoors and are made with environmentally-conscious materials, and crafted to last for years.