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There is a big difference. Flame Panda is a Chinese maker. The founder is Chinese and his family works with him to make the boots. There is a difference between that and outsourcing production of something. Without a doubt, Flame Panda proves that some of the best boots in the world can be made in China as I do believe that Peng and his family make some of the best boots you can buy.Hmmm, Flame Panda has no problem saying where his boots are made, and no problem selling them either. Maybe time to rethink the Double Helix made in Japan false marketing, if that is indeed the case? Good (and great) stuff can be made in China.
I do know that some Japanese brands have pretended that their items were made in Japan while actually being made in China. I personally had never heard about this with Double Helix, however. Over the last couple of years, I have tried to stick to certain Japanese brands in which I know where their items are made- not just in Japan, but actually where in Japan. I actually know generally where Freewheelers and Rainbow Country jackets are made, where White Kloud is made (I know the guy) and where Brass Tokyo boots are made.