Best Travel Shoes For Getting Through Airport Security Lines Quickly

As Memorial Day approaches, summer travel is in full swing.

If you’ve been watching the news lately, crippling long security lines at airports have prompted the replacement of the current the head of security at the Transportation Security Administration.

Vans braided suede slipons
Vans braided suede slip-on style.
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So for those of you that don’t want to be singled out — and possibly heckled — by your fellow travelers for holding up security lines as you unlace and lace your shoes, now’s the time to invest in a pair of slip-ons that make it easy to navigate these checkpoints.

There are lots of options available that are practical and trend-right, such as the iconic Vans Classic Slip-on for guys and clogs and ballet flats for women. And thanks to the warm weather, sandals are another easy-access look.

Birkenstock Boston clog
Birkenstock classic Boston clog.
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While these looks are suitable for casual vacation travel, there are still plenty of choices for business travelers. Women can step into a pair of pair of pumps or wedges, and moccasins are a safe bet for men.

These easy-access looks also make for smart travel once on board the plane. They’re easy to kick off at your seat for a more comfortable flight.

Merrell encore breeze
Merrell Encore Breeze slip-on.
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However, keep in mind these looks do come with some risks if you’re stepping in and out of shoes on security lines while barefoot. Word to the wise: Keep a pair of no-show socks on hand for a germ-free travel experience.

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