Is SA Tomcat in big pads/stacks or are his feet really that tall? There is something bugging me about his feet, and can't see a good picture of his feet to tell if it's his foot itself or some kind of big pad on him. To me he looks a bit like he's on stilts...at least in any video of him, and few photos show his feet clearly, I know, I am being a pain in the ass, but I don't call how he's done up "normal looking". He obviously doesn't move unsound, but I question if there is really no difference in the strain on his body with that posture. (I am thinking along the lines of a woman in heels everyday for years... At the time there is no serious discomfort for most, but, it changes the way she walks, stands, and over time has been proven to cause foot problems, leg problems, and back problems).
Other than that, yes, his foot itself appears better than most of what is published by ASHA and typically seen in articles of winners. From what I can see his toe is a "correct" length and his heel appears wider and in better shape than most I've seen, and I am guessing what I am seeing as a lot of hoof might actually be pads, not his feet.
In regards to our judging "the whole sport by the actions of a few"... Bear in mind, most of what I know is based on ASHA publications. If it really is a case of a few bad eggs why doesn't the breed promotion reflect that?