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post #16 of 19
I gotta say, I'm not sure why so many people have an issue with your question; this place is full of people obsessive over what kind of thread is used in their goodyear welted shoes and whether their buttons are caroso or horn. The shank material should be quite high on the obsessive scale.

I reiterate though; ask the companies involved. I was doing a project a little while ago and I wanted info on how they sourced their cork and leather and almost every company was more than willing to give me the time of day. I'm certain that a quick email will give you all the information - direct from the horses mouth.
post #17 of 19
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Just as maybe the final update to this thread a year later,  I took the advice provided and checked in with the companies first, at this point I can confirm that Alfred Sargent and Gaziano and Girling do not set off metal detectors.  At this point I'm thinking maybe only Alden does!

 

Does anyone know if metal toe taps would be enough to set off standard metal detectors?

 

I'm down to one last pair (of Aldens in my rotation) that I have to replace and then it will be smooth sailing every morning at work!

 

The detector-triggering stepchild in the rear...

post #18 of 19
Thanks for the update, it is always good when a user finds the answer to their question and then shares the knowledge for the betterment of the community.

Your new shoes look great, and it seems like a good excuse to buy more shoes!
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

Does anyone know if metal toe taps would be enough to set off standard metal detectors?

Certainly not - I often keep my dress belt on at airport security (basically always unless I am told be security to take it off) and the metal detector goes rarely off.
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