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1. Posted by sj_gibbo (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

G'day

I’m heading out on Safari in Southern Africa and then rounding the tour off with a month or so in western Europe/UK. As you could imagine we will be doing a lot of walking and hiking. I have a great pair of boots which have stood me in good stead for about 12 months now, they are well broken in and I know I can wear them all day everyday without getting sore or tired. I say this because I wear them all day everyday to work, and have used them on all of my hiking/camping adventures here in Oz over the past 12 months.

My only concern is that, in accordance with Australian workplace health and beauty laws, my workboots are steel-toed. I traveled with a similar steel toed boot when I went to NZ a couple of years ago without too much difficulty; this is not to say that I am a seasoned international jetsetter. Will steel toed boots cause me much grief getting through customs and airport screening in the post Sept-11 world? These are the best bloody boots I’ve ever owned and I don’t feel inclined to break in another pair if I don’t have to,- but is some paranoid security boffin gonna confiscate my boots because he can’t see through the toes of them with his X-ray machine?

Cheers

-Gibbo

2. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

hahahhaa.

well, the best is to check it in. you never know what the security going to accuse you of these days. so yeah. if i were you and i really like that pair of boots, i think i will jsut check it in.

3. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

Quoting sj_gibbo

These are the best bloody boots I’ve ever owned and I don’t feel inclined to break in another pair if I don’t have to,

-Gibbo

Sorry to divert ur thread - would u care to recommend them?

I flew with botts as well, albeit those w/o the steel toes, and it would seem that customs do pay quite a bit of attention to them, especially when ur metal rings that house the lace (for lack of a better adjective) triggers the metal detectors at the airport. So i d say play safe and check them in just in case.