It's a TSA metal detector party, and your ugly footwear will soon be invited. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano tells Politico's Mike Allen that air travelers will soon be permitted to keep their shoes on during security checks:

We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen. I think one of the first things you will see over time is the ability to keep your shoes on. One of the last things you will [see] is the reduction or limitation on liquids. The solution to many if not all of these inconveniences is better and better technology.

But will the shoe safety restrictions be lifted in time to overlap with the medieval weaponry shoe trend? Enquiring fashion victims want to know. [Politico, Images via Christian Louboutin]