Timberland is one of the biggest brands in the world of fashion, offering industry leading footwear and apparel for outdoor lovers and fashionistas alike. Although Timberland offers a huge range of high-quality and stylish products, it’s one pair of boots that propelled them to fame…
A simple pair of yellow, eight-hole boots turned this brand around, evolving them from a run of the mill retailer to fashion royalty. These iconic casual boots are seen on the feet of workmen and pop icons alike, making them the ultimately versatile choice of boot.
Over the years, these boots have propelled Timberland into the hall of fame of footwear, competing with other massive brands such as Converse, Dr. Martens, and Jordans.
Where did it all begin?
Timberland has been around for almost a hundred years, starting life off as a brand named The Abington Shoe Company in 1918. Since acquiring its new name in 1973, Timberland has grown to become a powerhouse of the outdoor fashion industry - but this didn’t just mark a new name for the brand, 1973 was also the year the first pair of guaranteed-waterproof boots were created - the six-inch boot was officially born.
By 1985, Timberland had sold over one million pairs, leading to Timberland’s becoming one of the most popular footwear brands in the world - in fact, Nike, Reebok and Adidas all began working on creating hiking-style shoes in order to grab a piece of the Timberland craze themselves. As a matter of fact, in the nineties, Timberlands were even more popular than Jordans!
Fast-forwarding to today, Timberland is still as massive as ever, with stores all around the world, including; US, UK, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.
The most popular range of Timberland Boots:
So what makes Timberland six-inch boots so special?
Timberlands are functional as well as stylish: Often seen on the feet of workmen, Timberlands are as famed for their waterproof protection as they are for their looks. Whether you want to go on a country walk, use them for work or wear them on a night out, these are an ultimately versatile and tough shoe thanks to the waterproof nubuck outer. In fact, in the past, Timberlands waterproof protection was once tested by leaving boots in toilets overnight - However, standardised machinery is now used to flex, submerge and evaluate!
The functionality and toughness of Timberland boots were put to the test when Timberland Premium Waterproof boots were flown out to Ground Zero after 9/11 to help rescue workers whose shoes had melted due to the heat of the rubble.
Popular since the seventies, Timberlands aren’t going out of fashion anytime soon: Just like denim, Timberlands have stood the test of time and still haven’t gone out of fashion, making them a wise investment for anyone looking for a life long pair of shoes.
Timberlands are boots with true celebrity status: From Rihanna to Kanye West, Jay-Z and loads more famous faces, Timberlands have been spotted on loads of famous feet over the years. In fact, the company’s sales in the 90s almost tripled when the classic six-inch boots became part of the hip-hop and urban culture, often seen on the feet or rappers - they were even name dropped in Biggie's song ‘Suicidal Thoughts’.
Timberland were game changers of advertisement: Not only did their shoes set trends in the nineties, but so did their marketing - Timberland were the first footwear company to have an advert on TV. Not only did this propel sales, it also presented Timberland as the game changers of the industry.
There’s more to Timberland than the classic six-inch boot: Timberland aren’t just a one-trick pony, there’s way more to this brand than just one pair of boots. There’s a huge range of casual and smart shoes for men and women available, including; boat shoes, Chelsea boots and formal shoes.
At Allweathers, we have a huge range of Timberland products for sale, including the iconic six-inch boot. From coats to casual women’s boots and even hiking boots, we have loads of quality Timberland products available to help update your wardrobe - check out what we have on offer today!