In 1960, Nathan Swartz revolutionized the boot industry with his introduction of the injection-molding technique to the footwear industry, which is essentially an innovative waterproofing technology. Originally named the Abington Shoe Company, the business changed its name to the Timberland Company following the success of the waterproof boot the Timberland. It entered an entirely new market with its tactical line Timberland PRO in 1999. Many have donned Timberland boots on missions and adventures worldwide. Most recently the New Hampshire company added kid's footwear to the mix. There's no question that Timberland boots are durable and ready for action.