1. Plants grow up from the ground, roots grow down into the ground from their seed.
2. I have no idea what you're talking about regarding disappearing posts. I have no moderator status.
When I raise the pinky toe edge of my foot, I sense a lessening of pressure on the bottom of that side of the foot and an increase of pressure on the outside CUFF of the boot. I'll see today whether I also feel the outside top of my boot. last.
I'm skiing sensations in my foot, not thinking about muscular activities.
That's all I was getting at - Feeling and sensations which is highly overlooked by many on this board. I'm glad you understand the importance of sensations in the foot. Try and notice the correlation between how well you ski with and without a sense of tension and feeling in the little round meaty area that I mentioned, or near it anyway. Maybe this little spot could be thought of the seed to functional tension as it allows me functionality above that spot and the outcome goes down into the ground like a root from there. I am not a horticulturalist nor an anatomy professor, but I'm pretty aware of what I feel in my feet while skiing.
Has anyone tried lifting one foot an inch off the ground and then tapping your foot heel to toe? Try it and let me know what part of your foot or ankle feels tired after a minute of doing so. I have a feeling that nobody is going to cue on a point on the inside of their ankle.