Timberland was founded in 1952 as the Abington Shoe Company in Boston, Massachusetts. The yellow boot was the beginning of the company's fame and success. In 1973, an icon was born with the introduction of the Original Timberland® 8-inch boot. Three years later, the 6-inch version was released, becoming the icon we know today. Timberland's reputation is built on a commitment to quality and durability.