Having a kiteboarding specific bootie or shoe is as important as what type of harness you pick. Don't buy a cheap pair of throw away "water shoes" to go kiteboarding. It will impair your ability to feel the board and get the most out of your lesson or session. Choose the best, choose Ion.
The Plasma shoe is easy to get in and easy to use. Low cut profile is extremely comfortablewhen riding or wearing a wetsuit.