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Kyle Richards, 55, loves these breathable, gel-cushioned Asics, on sale for $60

Getting your steps in this summer? The cooling kicks have ample traction and support: 'Like walking on clouds,' says a reviewer.

It can be a bit of a Goldilocks situation finding the best running shoes. Some are too heavy, some don't offer enough traction, and some are way too stuffy. Wouldn't it be great to find a pair that's juuuust right for summer? When it comes to getting your jog on, Kyle Richards certainly knows her stuff. She's famous for her ageless appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and she credits running with keeping her in shape — and trusts Asics running shoes to support her on the way. One of her recent favorites, the brand's Gel-Venture 9 Running Shoes, are on sale at Amazon for $60, making them an affordable option if you're looking for cushioned comfort in your kicks.

Hate sweaty feet? Same. These have a mesh upper that will help keep you cool when the heat is on.

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Whether you're running, walking or just poking around town, Asics Gel-Venture 9s marry quality and comfort without the high price tag. Consider that a pair of trendy Hokas is more than double the price — and some are close to triple!

It's also important to find a supportive shoe if you're running or walking — Harvard Health says that "the right shoe for your activity can help you avoid foot and ankle pain," including issues like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. So, while it's worth shelling out a bit extra to save yourself from lasting foot problems, saving money while you do it feels pretty great too.

If you're looking to pump up your fitness routine, these Asics can provide the comfort and support you need. Kyle Richards has spoken often about the importance of fitness in her life, and it shows — she looks younger than her 55 years. Her secret? "Running is where I’m seeing the most results with my body," the reality star shared on an Amazon Livestream. She added: "Asics are best for me for running. They feel good on my feet. I change them all the time because I'm running and I feel like, obviously, you need your treads to be working."

The Bravo-lebrity has shown off multiple Asics in recent months, including the Gel-Excite 7s, but her recent shoes of choice seem to be the Gel-Venture 9s. She's been spotted in them multiple times recently. "I feel like new shoes make me run faster," Kyle said.

What's so special about the Gel-Ventures? These Amazon top-sellers are designed to be supremely breathable, with a mesh upper that allows for cooling airflow. Rear-foot gel technology aims to improve impact absorption, cushioning every contact with the ground to prevent jarring, painful foot strikes. Amplifoam cushioning provides additional support. The outsoles are constructed with a trail-specific pattern to improve grip on a variety of surfaces, so you can concentrate on your goals without worrying about slipping and sliding.

Asics Gel-Venture 9 running shoes in black and teal / Kyle Richards wearing the same style shoes along with other athletic wear while walking on the sidewalk
We spy with our little eyes: Kyle Richards wearing the Gel-Venture 9s around Los Angeles. (Amazon/Getty)

Kyle Richards is far from the Gel-Ventures' only fan — hundreds of Amazon shoppers have left five-star ratings, emphasizing the shoes' fit, quality and comfort.

"I have tried other brands, but they have never been as comfortable and supportive as the Asics shoes, nor do they last as long," said one of Kyle's fellow Asics devotees. "I wear this style and others in the Asics shoes all day — gardening outdoors, cooking in my kitchen, which has a hard ceramic floor, and working on my basement garden on a concrete floor. My feet never feel sore or tired at the end of the day." The reviewer added, "I also like that these shoes 'breathe.' Whether I am wearing wool blend socks in the winter or thinner socks in the summer, my feet are always comfortable."

Another reviewer couldn't hold back their enthusiasm: "I stand on my feet the majority of the day and have arthritis in my left foot. The gel comfort in these shoes are the truth," they raved. "It balances out your weight so there is no negative pressure on your knees or feet. The shoe hugs your foot and has an appealing look. I loved it so much, I came home and bragged about it to my mom and ordered her a pair for her Mother's Day gift."

A final fan summed it up nicely: "It feels like I am walking on clouds, which is saying a lot, because I suffer from severe back and feet issues."

Several reviewers suggest sizing up when it comes to getting the best fit. "I went up half a size in hopes that this strategy would work out. It probably would have, except that these shoes seem to run small ... my toes were touching the end," shared an Amazon customer. They added: "Even though I ordered a wide size, they also seemed to be a bit narrower than the wide shoes I do have. It was more like they were hugging the middle section of my foot ... The cushioning is awesome though; it feels like walking on a cloud."

Other wearers said they might not have enough traction for the wettest surfaces: "The only con is that they don't grip with wet floors or wet pavement," said one buyer. "I live in the Pacific Northwest and walk in the rain. These kept slipping on me, and I finally had to switch over to my hiking boots so that I could get a better grip on the pavement."

Shoppers love that there are so many colors to choose from: 28 options! "The colors are really fun, and they are very comfortable," raved a reviewer.

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Need a good pair of socks to get the most out of your new kicks? These no-show wonders are another of Kyle's personal faves:

"These are great, these no-show socks," Richards said on Amazon Live. At $12 on sale, you'll be spending just $2 a pair.

$12 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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