In 1973, Nathan Swartz founded the Timberland footwear and outdoor brand in Stratham, New Hampshire. Swartz had already operated a shoe factory and developed production methods for waterproof footwear in the 1960s. Beginning in 1973, he marketed a waterproof boot under the Timberland name, the success of which led to the renaming of the company as The Timberland Company.
The product range has expanded since the 90s, initially to clothing and accessories for men, women and children in the field of natural sports, and later to clothing and footwear for everyday use. Nevertheless, Timberland's best-known product remains the Timberland boot with rubber sole and branded logo. Sturdy lace-up leather boots, sporty leather moccasins and boat shoes are also among the most popular classics.
Timberland products have now evolved from purely outdoor sports equipment to lifestyle accessories, but are still manufactured to be durable.
Rapper and producer Timbaland chose his name as a tribute to the popular boots of the brand Timberland.
Due to the popularity of the brand Timberland very many Timberland fakes are offered. This includes of course fake Timberland boots but also all other Timberland products are sold as counterfeit products especially in fraudulent fake stores offered.