The heightening of Airport Security with the creation of TSA and the Department of Homeland Security were the product of violence. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the resulting security measures are here to stay. One such security measure is mandatory shoe removal when walking through the metal detector and visual screening areas. Airport Booties® are disposable, and as stated on TSA's website, can be worn through the security area.
The consequence of the mandatory shoe removal policy is that every airport passenger walks on the same surface where hundreds of thousands of people have walked before them barefoot (or even in socks/stocking feet) touching and leaving unseen transmittable bacterial and viral hazards. Articles and News Reports have spoken to the risks of contracting numerous infectious diseases resulting in serious health risks. And yes, this real threat has been confirmed based on laboratory reports and studies by podiatrists, immunologists and other Health-Care Professionals. The need for a Pedylactic®, protection for feet, is paramount. Airport Booties® were designed specifically to address the health risk and provide protection for feet in the high-traffic security checkpoint areas.
The following links provide independent documentation on the health risks associated with walking in bare or stocking feet through airport security: