ASICS is continuing its run of innovative lifestyle silhouettes with a new take on the GEL-Nandi 360 executed in “Olive Canvas.” Combining a city-ready silhouette with a trail-style colorway and highly technical materials, the versatile design seems able to shift effortlessly between different stylistic cues.
The heavily layered upper mixes two olive hues and uses soft suede paneling above its durable ripstop base for a textural contrast. ASICS branding on each side’s quarter panel is altered slightly to fall in line with the rest of the stacked look. Small pops of blazingly bright orange appear on both the heel badge and throat, offering up a slight dash of MA-1 flight jacket vibes. A beefy midsole made from speckled foam encases a full-foot GEL cushioning system and also boasts more blaze orange detailing on the midfoot. Finally, two-tone outsoles with streamlined support cages round off the look.
Between clean in-line colorways and highly anticipated collaborative iterations with GmBH, the GEL-Nandi 360 is beginning to carve out an interesting lane for itself in the world of technical sneakers. The “Olive Canvas” is assisting in that push as it’s available now at retailers like SneakAvenue for $170 USD.