Wore through my backcountry.com exclusives from 2014 in about a year. Still some tread but starting to leak through. They are a high wear shoe, but unparalled comfort and grip in my opinion. Hundreds of miles on them, so one season of use is reasonable.
This time around I opted to bump a half size down which is a very snug performance fit for me and went for the non Gore-Tex version. After several days of use I can tell they are slightly cooler than the Gore-Tex version, but do get slightly wet jumping through puddles etc. Where I miss the water protection, they make up in quicker drying time. These are last years model, but design remains the same.