Asics Gel Nandi: An outdoor-inspired sneaker

Greatly influenced by trail running shoes, the Asics Gel Nandi appears with a rugged cover and thick, jagged bottom meant for urban explorers. With an underside designed with lugs, it allows you to tackle some off-road adventure. But if you’re just into the trail runner's or hiker look, you can play up this retro-styled shoe like you would a Gel Kayano

Asics Gel Nandi takeaways 

  • It offers a dad shoe vibe with its thickly carved sole.
  • It has a leather and mesh wrapping that promotes breathability.
  • Not suited for extremely tough off-road runs, but its trail-inspired sole offers grip on rough surfaces.
  • It doesn’t have a heel-to-toe Gel cushioning like the Gel Nandi 360, but it’s shock-absorbent. 
  • This modernized style is decked in several colorways, from neutral white to earth tones.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Asics Gel
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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