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OUR ORIGINAL YELLOW BOOT

IT STARTED IN 1973, WITH A BOOT CALLED "TIMBERLAND".

Actually, Nathan Swartz started it all in 1952 with the Abington Shoe Company in South Boston. His two sons, Sidney and Herman, joined him a few years later and relocated the company to Newmarket, New Hampshire. In 1973, Sidney introduced one of the first waterproof leather boots of its kind. Incorporating premium full-grain nubuck leather, thick rubber lug soles and unprecedented craftsmanship, the yellow boot was an instant classic. He named it the “Timberland.”

AUG 2015

BEE LINE X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

MAY 2015

BEE LINE X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

FEB 2015

CONCEPTS X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

OCT 2014

BLACKSCALE X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

OCT 2012

MARK MCNAIRY X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

NOV 2011

MASTERMIND JAPAN X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

FALL 2009

TOMMY X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

OCT 2007

STAPLE DESIGN X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

OCT 2007

UNDEFEATED X TIMBERLAND COLLABORATION

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

“Timberland is an all-american brand focused on work, utility and the outdoors, that managed to find a place in the fashion world as well.“

From singer-songwriter, rapper and producer to fashion designer and author - Pharrell Williams does it all. With a style and collaborative spirit all his own, he's carved out a unique path for his vision of popular culture.

NAS

“Out of all the boots, the yellow boot or 'Construction Tim' was the fresh and fly boot. Just as fly as a sneaker!”

Hip-hop artist and actor Nas is an icon in his own right, selling more than 15 million records in the United States since 1994. He remembers the boot as New York City's "official" footwear. Strong. Ready for anything.

VA$HTIE KOLA

““As a girl who was coming into my own as a tomboy it was cool to be able to be fashionable, but still in tune with my own tomboy style... It makes me sort of feel invincible.”

Va$htie Kola is known for her vision as a music video director, designer, artist and creator of her own "casual and couture" clothing line, VIOLETTE. She's been sporting the yellow boot since the 1990s and remembers the confidence she drew from the Timberland classic.

HUMBERTO LEON

“As a youth, they allowed me to create my own identity”

Humberto Leon is the co-founder of Opening Ceremony, an internationally known niche fashion boutique with stores in New York, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo. For Leon, the yellow boot offered him a way to grow into his own personality as a teenager and develop his own style."

DAVID Z.

“You could chill out in a hot club & look fly with that boot. And you could work at a construction site with the boot all scuffed and look even better.”

Footwear titan David Zaken opened his first David Z. shoe store in 1983. Since then, David Z. has become synonymous with offering quality and fashion to New York City shoppers. In his eyes, the yellow boot's iconic status comes from its versatility."

JEFFSTAPLE

“No matter what the trends are, or how fashion ebbs & flows, they've always remained true.”

jeffstaple knows a thing or two about how icons evolve. His clothing collection, the Staple Apparel Collection, has developed over the last 10 years into a hallmark of street culture. He sees the yellow boot as much more than just a fashion trend.."

WHAT WE'RE MADE OF

Solid Brass Eyelets, 4 Rows of Stitching, Honey Lug Soles, Anti-fatigue Footbed, Glove Leather Lining, Waterproof Leathers, Padded Leather Collar.

the boot that started a brand

classic 80s commercial

how it's made