Dozens of readers have commented on our recent blog post about the TSA's new ruling on shoes. It sounds like there's some major inconsistencies at airports across the country.
Blogger Bob over at the TSA had this response:
Good day! Blogger Bob here from the TSA blog. I just wanted to pop in and make a quick statement and provide a couple of links for you.
The new shoe protocol is a suggestion to de-clutter bins and make things easier for our officers to see on the X-ray monitor.
If our officers are requiring you to do this, I strongly suggest you use our Got Feedback program and contact a TSA customer support representative at the airport you were traveling through.