This is pretty great. I always have a hell of a time trying to find a good pair of socks the morning I’m leaving for a trip. LOL! Continue reading for details.

Marisa Mendez

DN – The cumbersome task of kicking off your shoes at U.S. airport checkpoints may soon be gone, Politico reported Tuesday.

The 3-ounce restriction on individual liquids in carry-on bags may be here to stay, however, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.

“We are moving toward an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen,” Napolitano said at an event sponsored by Politico.

“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 policies are based on demonstrated threats, current intelligence and the science of how much explosive material it takes to bring down an aircraft.

The requirement that fliers remove shoes and send them through the belt-fed X-ray machines followed the December 2001 “shoe bomber” attack. English al Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid tried to take down a U.S.-bound passenger jet using explosives rigged into the soles of his shoes, but the bomb failed to ignite.

Five years later British authorities uncovered a plot to take down simultaneously 10 transatlantic flights using liquid-based explosives concealed in energy drink containers, leading to the liquid restrictions.