The Search for Cute Winter Boots: Khombu Solar Lace Boots and Solar Boots

January 17, 2010 • By Erika

Like we said about winter/snow boot shoemakers trying to compete on who can make the ugliest boot, looking for cute winter footwear can sometimes prove to be really difficult. We can just go ahead and wear the ugliest pair of winter boots there is, but for the sake of protecting people’s eyes from the monstrous fashion of big clunky shoes, we haven’t given in to temptation.

Thank god there are brands like Khombu.

These are Khombu’s top-selling boots, the Solar Lace. You can pretty much end your search for a cute but warm winter boot right here. We love the gorgeous dark chocolate brown shade on these boots and the generous faux fur lining showing along the top opening. The suede uppers are already pre-waterproofed for you so you don’t have to buy any of those waterproofing sprays. The wedge heel gives these boots a stylish look, but of course, they give more than that: the rubber sole guarantees grip and the sole pattern prevents slippage.

And will you look at the beautiful fur and stitch detailing on these Solar Lace Boots?:

Detail of the Khombu Solar Lace boots

Khombu also has a similarly named and equally gorgeous boot design called the Solar Boots:

The difference is quite clear: while the Solar Lace Boots traditionally lace in front, these Solar Boots have a younger and hipper back-of-the-leg lace-up design. The Solar Lace Boots may look dressier, but because of the wraparound style on these Solar Boots, they allow a more custom fit around the calves. The Solar Boots also carry the same advanced footwear technology found in the Solar Lace, including the Thermolite cushioned footbed and Ortholite moisture-wicking antibacterial foam.