These threads just give so much.
Don't listen to them, looks like you've got it all figured out.
Hit the road!
Shoes are the key. First they need reasonable suspicion/probable cause to make me take off my shoes. After finding no drugs in the car and performing a 'frisk' pat down on me, they got no suspicion. Also they would have to take me to the police station to perform a 'strip search' and get me to take off my shoes. From the looks of it, 99% of the time cash this whole scenario wont ever happen and is probably the best way to not have your cash illegally seized from you by a corrupt cop on the road. What can they possibly say to take you to the police station after finding no drugs in the car and on your clothes?
Just too many things would have to happen for you to lose money from your shoes lol. Cop asks to search car, you say no, cop then potentially gets the K-9 dogs, cop then has to trick the dog for a false hit and claim reasonable suspicion to search your car, cop and dog then find nothing, cop performs a 'frisk' pat down on you and finds nothing. There is now no other reasonable suspicion to even ask you to take you to the police station to take off your shoes, so i dont see how you can lose the cash in your shoe after all of this happens? Someone correct me if im wrong, but i think this is the best way to carry large amounts of cash when traveling out of state.
You are insane if you travel your bankroll through those states as a young guy with NJ plates in a sports car. Wire it and just carry a couple grand. You so fit the profile, and in the winter stand such a good chance of a problem, that the wire fee will be well worth it.