Hi my question is this…can i wear steel toe boots on a plane? I’m going to do some traveling and was wondering if it would be ok? If not does anyone have suggestions on other shoes that are good for traveling? First of all, doesn’t this violate airline policy? You’re allowed to wear them on the plane if they meet certain safety requirements.
It is not advised to wear steel toe boots on an airplane, mainly because you would have to put the boot through the xray machine. The x-ray machine will detect anything that has metal in it, which means that the steel studs in your footwear would be detected. You will then have to remove your shoes and put them back on before you can go through security. This is a very tedious and time consuming process. But it doesn’t mean you can’t wear steel toe boots on a plane. If it’s your style and you really want to keep things dressy, sophisticated and edgy, then you are free to wear them!
Another reason why it is not advised to wear steel toe boots on a plane is because they are bulky and uncomfortable, especially if you are sitting for a long time. You may be restricted in your movement of your feet, and could be uncomfortable having the boots on. You will have to make sure that you have enough room in your carry-on luggage to put them in the overhead locker. This is another thing that could take up valuable time if you are travelling with others and waiting for everyone to get ready.
It is important to make sure that the steel toe boot that you wear on your feet is a comfortable one. This is very important if you are going to be in the airport for an extended period of time. There will be times where you may be seated for a long time and will have to sit and wait for your flight.