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Airport security and shoes with cleats

Special KSpecial K Posts: 449
edited April 2008 in Tour & expedition
Has anyone had any problems getting through airport security in the UK or anywhere else wearing shoes with SPD cleats in them?
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  • andymillerandymiller Posts: 2,856
    Could have sworn I've seen a thread about this somewhere. I've not had any problems myself but if in doubt just stick them in the tray with your keys. Given that some airports are now x-raying shoes it's probably best to tell security upfront - at least if you are travelling by air.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    why would you wear cleated shoes in an airport?
  • andymillerandymiller Posts: 2,856
    why would you wear cleated shoes in an airport?

    Because you are only travelling with one pair?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    seriously? the only pair of shoes you have are cleated?
  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    I always tell them before they ask me and that seems to work.

    And yes, I only take one pair of shoes through an airport if I am going touring on my bike. Why would you take more? (Unless you are Mrs Pneumatic, who always takes at least six pairs of shoes everywhere.)


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  • andymillerandymiller Posts: 2,856
    seriously? the only pair of shoes you have are cleated?

    Well you'd struggle to ride the bike with flip-flops.

    I ride with MTB shoes these are perfectly practical to walk around in. a pair of shoes can weigh a half kilo or more- why would you carry the unnecessary weight?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Because my feet stink quite badly if I wear the same pair of shoes constantly. :(
  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    Because my feet stink quite badly if I wear the same pair of shoes constantly. :(

    If you are touring in a hot country, just put the shoes in the wash with your other cycling kit. Otherwise, take out the insoles and wash them. That keeps the camembert at bay.


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  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    Because my feet stink quite badly if I wear the same pair of shoes constantly. :(
    Try some antifungal cream :wink:
  • daviddddaviddd Posts: 637
    you normally have to remove shoes as a security check in any case??
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