Why you should NEVER wear trainers to the airport | The Sun

AN expert has revealed why you SHOULDN'T wear trainers to the airport – as it could cause you problems at security.

Many travellers opt for the comfy shoe to get through the airport.

However, founder of Sole Bliss, Lisa Kay said this was actually a mistake as it will slow you down, especially during the busy security scenes across UK airports.

She said: "I’m going to be controversial and say that traditional trainers are NOT the perfect footwear for the airport – and there’s a couple of reasons as to why.”

“Trainers are certainly comfortable and offer an easy, street-style look. However, they can actually become a bit of a hindrance when you’re moving through airport security.

"Taking them on and off means un-tying the laces and then re-tying them back up again, which can make you feel a bit rushed and flustered as you gather your things."

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She recommended wearing slip on shoes, or trainers with zips to make it easier.

She continued: "They’re super easy to take off during the security checks and less padded than most lifestyle trainers."

Forget the wedges too, Lisa added.

She said: "Not everyone has to take their shoes off, it depends on the airport – but if you are wearing wedges it will almost certainly be guaranteed as the wedge in the heel is seen as a suspicious area to conceal items.”

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If you really want some height, she said to go for "kitten heels with sling-backs," explaining "you can easily pull them on and off when going through security".

Make sure you have socks as experts have also warned that walking barefoot through the airport security area could lead to a nasty skin infection.

Rami Calis, DPM, a podiatry instructor at Atlanta's Emory University, told WebMD: "The floor is often dirty where all those people walk through security. And it doesn't get any sun."

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Rami recommends leaving your socks on if asked to remove your shoes and to always pack a spare pair of socks if you are wearing sandals.

And here's why you should never take off your shoes on a flight either.

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