The collaboration is inspired by the unbeatable earthmoving equipment of Caterpillar Inc. From 1941, Caterpillar machinery was a right-hand partner for the US Navy Seabees, the construction battalion, famous for their ability to build anything, anywhere. That spirit powers our collaboration.
We are the perfect match, a shared passion for durability, function and everyday utility. With almost a hundred years of construction and workwear heritage, we have a story to tell. It was our wartime role that captured Cabourn’s attention. Caterpillar Crawler tractors were a trusted companion for the Seabees, known for some of the toughest construction jobs in history. The Seabees pride themselves on being able to take on any challenge – all while protecting themselves and those around them. In this campaign we embrace the Seabees “Can Do” motto. From Pacific islands to sub-zero tundra, Caterpillar machinery hauled supplies, opened trails and built bases. They, like us, were made to get the job done.
Authenticity and industrial heritage are the beating heart of our collaboration. So we’ve built the collection on the same production lines as our iconic work boots. We've created two styles: Utah and Omaha, named after D-Day beaches cleared by the Seabees using Caterpillar machinery. Classic Cat features combine with military-inspired details; the perfect definition of Cat Footwear meets Nigel Cabourn.