Even non-hikers can get a kick out of Timberlands. Best known for making men's, women's, and kids' footwear, Timberland manufactures hiking boots, boat shoes, sandals, and dress and outdoor casual footwear. The company also makes apparel (outerwear, shirts, pants, socks) and accessories, such as sunglasses, watches, and belts. Its brands include SmartWool, howies, IPATH, and Timberland. Timberland sells its products through about 230 company-owned stores and through department and athletic shops in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US. In 2011 uber apparel maker V.F. Corporation purchased the company for more than $2 billion.