I bought this tire for use in sand. It is excellent in this terrain. The tire hooks up beyond expectation while the bike is vertical and hooks up excellently in the corners also. In sand the wear was almost non-existant but it is a directional tire so you can not flip it which is why I rated it low on on durability. It is a mix between a paddle and a knobby. And for the price you can't beat it. If you are doing any riding in soft, silty or sandy soil get one. You will not regret it.