I don't think it would offer the traction needed and I'm sure it would get gunked up with snow and mud. Seems more of a fad like the spinners are.
Thats why you dont see low profiles and spinners being driven in the snow and mud from smart and respectable drivers
What about when you are taking a curve at 65 mph? Is it going to provide enough traction?
I would think there would be ratings out just like we have now. If I can take curves with the slicks I got on now, then I would imagine a name brand company like this aint gonna take a shortcut and kill people because of faulty designs.
Perhaps they could work with a side wall. They would give alot more or less roll perhaps. plus if enginered right would they need to be infalted with a side wall. I guess the question would be on performance and wear. VS cost and such.
Relatively old news, i tihnk a better idea for a tire that wont go flat is sometihng with a soft foam core and the tire would be around it for traction and strength. better than solid rubber cause that would be heavy and not as flexible