I seemed to have neglected to write the most important point; This is the first time since a fairly severe knee injury in 1974 that I have been able to ski pain free in that knee. To me that is a major factor in what may seem to be a bit of ‘hero worship’ for what I have gleaned from The Skiers Manifesto. Probably the last of three surgeons on my knee pretty much guaranteed I would be the proud owner of an artificial knee by the time I hit my 40s. Since that was 20 years ago, forgive me if I don’t listen to the ‘experts’ but rather to what my knee tells me is good or bad!! It is amazing to me that I can put on more mileage skiing in a day than ever and finish without being wasted and sore! What one does with ones’ footwear has a huge impact on total body health.