I'm involved in government work and must pass through a metal detector every morning. I used to wear shoes with a steel shank and they would set off the machine but the security would just swiftly wand me to make sure it was the shoes and let me pass. It was not ideal but it was workable. I am now finding that they require you to take your shoes off and put them through the machine TSA style. That is not a good option for me anymore.
I have entertained the idea of leaving shoes at work and just wearing a pair of non-metallic shanked shoes to work. I did try that years ago and found it annoying when it comes to shoe care and transporting shoes to and from work.
Now then so the question is which major shoe brands come without a metal shank? I know AE doesn't and Alden does but what about C&J, Churches, G.Cleverly RTW, AS, EG and others?
Also while it sounds unadvisable, does anyone know any options for replacing the metal shank in shoes?
Thank you in advance for you help.
(I did a search for this but a lot of the posts were dated or concerned the airport which for US fliers isn't as big of a deal because now all shoes must get scanned.)