I purchased a set of Vredestien Fortezza SE (Performance house tire) and was leery of the longevity/toughness of the tire.
Well that has been laid to rest this morning. Darn whippersnappers broke a glass bottle on the road and green glass does not glint very well in shadow. Next thing I hear is the sound of glass crunching and a grind coming from my tire.
I pull off and found a darn near 1/4" square piece of bottle glass lodged in the tire and stopped at the cords. It cut the carcass, but not the tube. Hopefully there isn't a micropuncture causing my tire to flat as we speak.
At this point I am very happy with the tires and at $40 a piece. I don't feel bad having to replace them.