That thing is another tourist attraction and not much else. Yeah we see it spinning every now and then but it doesnt produce anywhere near as much power as they thought it was going to. They didnt factor in that Grouse is shorter than its surrounding mountains... i still wanna check out the viewing pod sometime tho.
Or you could incorporate these materials into your regular boots and not make such a big deal out of it.
The biggest reason it didnt work is because its trying too hard to promote green hippy renewable ideas and people probably dont want to be singled out on the mtn maybe. Also the boot you used is for high performance skiers, who the majority are very picky. I think youd have more success with a B series or an LF.
If you just used these materials and just branded and coloured them like regular, noone would notice. They would stay "cool" and I doubt the price would even be a factor.
I feel thats what will really move sustainability in boots forward.