Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Port Moody, BC, Canada.
This kind of resembles someone saying "you can drive off road on street tires, there's no need for beefy, off road tires". Sure you can, to a point, until you get flats left and right, or get stuck. They didn't make an aggressive, beefy tire just for looks (although some buy them just for that reason). Same with beefy hiking boots. They have their purpose and they are far more superior on rough, techincal terrain than day hikers or your trail runners ever be. You can tolerate the pain from foot bending and rock poking and banging all day long, but I'd rather not suffer.