A pretty interesting perspective on foot function by Tom Gellie.
I've become increasingly interested in the foot and it's role. I think the idea of it becoming active rather than passive in the boot is really important. Maintaining strength on the 3 arches makes a big difference to the ability to tip effectively and engage with the ski.
Agreed, the foot is your body’s closest connection to the tool you need to manipulate and I would argue the most active part of your body when it comes to balancing on and maneuvering the skis.
It’s certainly the part of the body that gives me the most feedback as far as internal cues.
As I age, I seem to struggle more and more with skiing symmetry as the structure of my feet have become less symmetrical (likely due to muscle imbalances or whatever)... It just reinforces to me how important healthy foot function is in skiing.