B I N G O!!!! I have been explaining this to folks for years. this is music to my ears to have someone else say this!!! It is also one of the reason i don't like to use the foot rest on a chair. I need to give my hamstrings a break and it feels better just letting them legs hang!
Additionally, isn't it true black toe can be caused by back seat skiing, It to jams the toes into the front of boot rather then flexing forward which pulls the toe off the front of the boot.
very perceptive, but if the ankle buckle is tightened sufficiently the foot can't migrate to the front of the shell. We instruct our customers to tighten till the ankle buckle hurts(too much pressure then back off a little, this is not uncomfortable but holds the foot back.