well i supose it depends on now much snow you're driving in and if you want a high profromance tire for the summer. Personally, i have summer and winter tired because i use my allroad in conditions that warrant it. in the summer, living in la, there is very rarely any ran, and i drive hard. in the winter, i take the allroad skiing several times a month, in conditions that are less than alright for all weather tires. this option ofcorse requires you to have two sets of wheels.