Timberland is a brand of The Timberland Company which specializes in outdoor clothing, especially footwear. The shoes were originally intended for loggers, today they are used for hiking and remain shoes of common use. In 1955 Nathan Swartz bought a Boston shoe company and worked for other manufacturers. A few years later, he presented an innovative technology in the shoe industry: injection molding. He produces virtually waterproof boots by attaching the soles to the leather without stitching.