Our verdict


Having stepped up its comfort successfully, the ASICS Gel BND became an ideal everyday companion for many wearers. This retro triathlon-inspired footwear utilizes a chunky sole and pleasing colorways. However, others commented that its fit is somewhat narrow. But to those looking for a shoe that offers performance and style, the GEL BND does not disappoint.


  • Colorful and exciting design
  • Ample arch support
  • Looks better in person
  • Comfortable cushioning
  • Immensely lightweight
  • Great for workouts
  • Compliment magnet


  • Narrow-fitting
  • Kid shoe-like appearance

Who should buy the ASICS Gel BND

The ASICS Gel BND might benefit you if:

  • You are looking for a grippy and well-ventilated running and hiking companion.
  • You are after a shoe with a robust profile yet light on the foot.
  • A pair of kicks with a 90s old-school feel is what you need.


Fit and sizing

The ASICS Gel BND is offered in both men's and women’s sizing. The shoe features a lace-up closure system that ensures an adequately secured fit. The shoe is also crafted to be extremely lightweight despite having a chunky silhouette. This pair can be the best shoe for running, hiking, or any workout.


With an open mesh material on the upper, the shoe offers an airy or breathable feel.


The overlays of the rubber outsole provide added durability and traction.


To top everything off, the Gel technology on the full-length soft foam midsole promotes escalated cushioning.


Style of the ASICS Gel BND

The ASICS Gel BND features a mesh as a base layer with a ton of different materials as overlays. The classic ASICS stripes are made out of suede, and the back heel is crafted out of nylon. The shoe is available in different colorways, making it possible for everybody to cop one that suits their style. 

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With a chunky sole, the shoe looks like a dad shoe, which has been the aesthetics in the modern fashion world for years. The shoe combined with the right outfit, one can likely ride the style.

Pairing black joggers with a multicolored windbreaker looks amazing on the white or birch BNDs. This street-style fit is just right for wearing for street photography with your friends. For a casual day out, opting for a white shirt and blue rolled-up jeans will be a good idea. Wearing the shoes with multicolored crew socks will add an accent to the whole look.

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Notable features

The ASICS Gel BND model draws inspiration from previous ASICS kicks like the Gel-Lyte V and Gel Diablo, which gained a lot of attention. Because of its cool retro look, it gives feels to the ‘90s fashion. Nothing compares to a shoe with a combination of comfort and great style.

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History of the ASICS Gel BND

In the year 1949, Onitsuka Tiger was launched, headed by Kihachiro Onitsuka, believing he can help youngsters increase their self-esteem after World War II destruction. Years after, the brand united with other apparel manufacturers, and ASICS was born. ASICS takes the acronyms of the Latin phrase “anima sana in corpore sano”, meaning, a healthy mind in a healthy body. 

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The brand later introduced Gel technology. This technology helps in enhancing shock reduction making way for a smooth transition during heel strike. Almost all ASICS running shoe has Gel technology incorporated into them.

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Up until now, the brand has been releasing models that deliver softer foam, including the ASICS Gel BND. This fresh model takes a cue from the past models of ASICS, serving a modern and vintage vibe at the same time.

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Nice to know about the Asics Gel BND

  • Removable insole
  • Flat laces style
  • ASICS branding on the tongue, exposed foam of the midsole, and insole.

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