Could These Louboutins Be Weapons?

Lindsay Ferrier
Beauty & Style

TSA LouboutinsOne traveler learned the hard way that TSA doesn't take well to certain pairs of Louboutins.

tAzArnold took to Twitter to complain that TSA tried to confiscate his $1,245 pair of Rollerboy Louboutins, calling them "weapons."



According to the website Nice Kicks:

We checked the TSA regulations website and 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.

tAzArnold had this to say on Twitter:

"why did airport security TSA try and jAck my 'louboutin$' these are weApon$! wtf? killA $wAg!"


I travel enough to see some RIDICULOUS footwear go through security. In fact, the last time I traveled, I was held up for quite a while by a girl in front of me whose zippers were stuck on her platform high-heeled booties. She eventually had to get out of line, and by the time I got through security, she STILL couldn't get them off.

I've learned to wear only comfortable shoes for air travel. The last thing I want to do is walk half a mile with my carry-on in super-high heels.

However, I'm not sure that even the most ridiculous high-fashion shoes are an actual security risk. If TSA is going to confiscate these particular Louboutin men's shoes, they might as well also start confiscating all stiletto heels. I mean, didn't anyone at TSA see Single White Female?

Just sayin'.

Do you think TSA is going overboard lately?


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