don't look at the foot direction — use it
The question is not where your front foot should point to. But why it has to point there. And how you do it.
In case of Kokutsu Dachi the front foot is key.
The right direction of the front foot is not a surface level minor, but a fundamental major issue.
Yes — the leeway is at play but there is a point that the movement totally changes.
To avoid this from happening you need to know what to focus on to move into the stance.
how a few degrees is the difference between light and day