Verdict from 40 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Useful: Asics Gel Nandi isn’t only suitable for leisure trips, but long walks too, according to satisfied purchasers. 
  • Practical: As per a good number of contented reviewers, it can be worn year-long. 
  • Padded: Many wearers claim that the foam on the tongue and collar are adequately distributed.
  • Outdoorsy: Quite a lot have remarked that the aggressive tread makes it ideal for exploring partly rugged grounds.
  • Unrestrained: More than a few users are happy that there’s ample room in the toe box.
  • Wallet-friendly: Most of the buyers find it to be reasonably-priced.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Clunky: Some commenters find the base of the shoe bulky.
  • Cushioning: A couple of reviewers find this kick less cushioned than the Gel Nandi 360.

Bottom line

If you’re up for a retro-looking shoe from Asics, there’s the trendy Gel Nandi OG. You can lace up this sneaker on days when you need to be on your feet for long hours or when you're heading for a quick walk off-road. What's more, you can grab the Asics Gel Nandi OG for a price that’s way cheaper than other Gel-infused kicks.

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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.


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