In 1973, the small town of Newmarket, New Hampshire would play host to the birth of an American legend. Here, Sidney Swartz, son of Timberland founder Nathan Swartz, would produce the first pair of waterproof leather work boots. Little did he know that this bold and handsome silhouette would quickly go on to become, not only a global success, but an enduring classic. Recognising Nathan’s unique contribution, Timberland honour their flagship model and the nation that inspired it with the Limited Edition 100% Made in the US boot: the famed 8” revisited.
Still beloved over forty years on, inspired by the New England climate itself, longevity and durability lay at the heart of the yellow boot’s DNA. While the early Timberland model would be put to the test on the construction sites and in the wilds of America, it would soon find fans who appreciated its good looks as much as its unquestionable functionality.
This April, Timberland Melrose Arch is all about the ICONIC yellow boots! Pay the store a visit, and experience history.
Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the outdoor lifestyle. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head, with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, function and style. Timberland markets lifestyle products under the Timberland® and Timberland Boot Company® brands, and industrial footwear and workwear under the Timberland PRO® brand. Its products are sold throughout the world in leading department and specialty stores as well as company-owned retail locations and online. Timberland’s dedication to making quality products is matched by an unwavering commitment to environmental and social responsibility – to make things better for its products, the outdoors, and communities around the globe. To learn more about Timberland, a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), please visit timberland.com or follow us along the modern trail @timberlandSA.