Airport shoe-scanner device could prevent stupid shoe-removal ritual

An interesting development in the thrill-a-minute world of airport security, from Paul at Jaunted:
Truthfully, I find the liquid ban to be more ridiculous, but a lot of people hate having to take off their shoes at security checkpoints. But Ben-Gurion International in Tel Aviv has just installed some new shoe scanners that should let passengers keep their kicks on. If one of the world's most secure airports is endorsing this new technology, we're wondering if indeed our shoe salvation has finally arrived.
Airport Security: Has Our Shoe Salvation Arrived? (Jaunted)