Coming Soon: You Can Leave Your Shoes On –

Soon, this may be a thing of the past.

Starting this month, kids under 12 will no longer have to remove their shoes in airport security lines, saving time and hassle for their parents and the rest of us. Grownups may get their chance soon.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 10 years since air travelers were mandated to remove their shoes for screening, after some dude – I’m not going to give him the satisfaction of mentioning his name – boarded a plane with plastic explosives in his.

Since then, “Have shoe bombs been used around the world?” asked the Transportation Security Adminisration’s Administrator John Pistole. “No, they haven’t.”

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