When we asked Peng, the owner of Flame Panda, to give an introduction to his company, this is the raw/unedited reply he sent us:
Hello everyone, my name is Peng meng, everyone calls me Peng. My name on instagram is Flamepanda, and some people call me that. I'm the head of the studio and I'm also a /designer/shoemaker. we are shoemakers in a small town in Xinxiang, Henan, China. Our studio started with just 2 people (me and my uncle). Currently our studio has grown to 6 people (all my family members). When the studio was first established, our business was just repairing boots and shoes. It was some ordinary sneakers and shoes and boots from the factory line. Then we had the opportunity to repair traditional craft boots and I was fascinated by it. With the development of the business, I have gained experience in making boots by collecting related materials on the Internet and repairing various traditional boots such as Reding/Vibreg/White/Alden. I believe the latter is the most important in helping us. I make these high standard traditional boots strictly.