Christian Louboutin Studded Shoes: Airport Security Woes
A week ago, before I embark on my new year's holiday to Bangkok, I was asking on my facebook if I will run into any problems with airport security wearing my Christian Louboutin Studded Freddy Flats. Guess what, my fears were not unfounded... it seemed someone in the USA did have a close encounter with the airport securities with these famed and sexy dangerous footwear. Here's the article as featured on this site:
TSA Doesn’t Like Christian Louboutin’s
January 2, 2011 / By Matt Halfhill
We have heard of TSA officials giving grief to passengers passing through security with spiked Christian Louboutin sneakers in the past, but thankfully tAz Arnold aka ti$a took a quick pic to document the harassment. According to tAz, TSA officials attempted to confiscate his $1245 Christian Louboutin Rollerboy Spikes citing that they appeared to be “weapons.” We checked the TSA regulations website an apparently you can get away with metal scissors, hand tools including screw drivers if less than 7″ in length, but apparently 1/4 long “spikes” with dulled tips spaced evenly across a shoe is a problem.
Thankfully ti$a and his $1200+ shoes did make it through but be warned that the next time you go through security, TSA may be out to take away your dignity and your shoes.
TI$A, next time we suggest you rock your collab kicks you did with Stamp’d LA and check the Christian L’s.
Take a vote: Is Christian Louboutin's Studded Footwear posing a 'threat' to air travel security or no? Will you still wear your Freddys or Rollerboys on your next flight? Comments please:-)