So shoe bomber Richard Reid, the most hated man among airline passengers, gets 13 years in prison. This is the man who now forces me to consider how presentable my socks are prior to going on a trip. I now actually consider how easy my shoes are to remove and put on again when I travel. And frankly, I’m unconvinced that any of us are any safer in the air as a result of having our footwear x-rayed. I suppose I should be grateful he didn’t hide the explosives elsewhere, or I’d have to be worrying about the whole clean underwear thing too.