365 days ago I purchased 2 pair of Brooks Cascadia trail running shoes from TriSports.com. These where my primary training shoes. I ran on average 6 times a week totaling 40-60 miles per week. I rotated the shoes on a daily basis. 90% of my runs were on trails with hard packed, rocky and sandy terrain in the Arizona desert. These shoes are beasts.
The uppers…I have had no complaints. They look as good today as they did the day I purchased them. They have held up extremely well. The materials show no wear (except for being a bit dirtier) and the seams are still completely in tact.
The soles/mid soles…The soles wear well. Being a mid foot striker, the heel area still looks new and the mid/fore foot area, though worn, still has some lug surface left. The midsole held up well. I began noticing breakdown of the midsole at around 11 months.
Overall this is a very solid, long wearing shoe that I would recommend highly to anybody that spends a lot of time on the trail. Not a light shoe by any means but a great trainer.
I am replacing these with another pair of Cascadia’s and trying out a pair of the new Brooks Grits.