The wide tread voids and the buttress design helped to make the tire a decent performer in the mud. We hate mud (mostly the cleanup afterwards), but it’s a fact of life in most environments so tire performance in said obstacle is important. We drove through mud that was several inches deep and we drove through thin, greasy mud like the stuff pictured here. In both cases the tires self-cleaned very well and kept us moving. Mud and wet grass, a typical combination in the Midwest, is always a traction challenge for tires but we found that the S/T MAXX returned good traction as long as we limited our application of throttle.