A Colorado couple has designed and patented a pseudo-sock like foot cover (the “skindel”) that’s meant to be worn as you walk through the x-ray machine at the airport.
I’m very confused at this product, to be frank:
- It appears to be an adhesive backing that sticks to your foot, and you apply it prior to putting your shoes on, then when you take your shoes off, you walk through the x-ray machine. I’d imagine they’re one-time use, and for someone who travels extensively, they’d not only be a pain to carry around, but expensive as well.
- Isn’t one who wears a sock protecting their feet already? Sure, it’s not antimicrobial, but it’s enough to protect agains dirt and dust
Why I won’t consider buying this product:
- I have TSA Pre-Check, which allows me to go through the scanners at US airports without taking my shoes off. For those in a similar position, I can’t imagine the desire for the skindels to be high, though one might be able to find a use for them at an international airport where you’ll be forced to remove your shoes.
Would you consider buying skindels to protect your feet as you walk through the x-ray machine at the airport?
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