Two weeks ago i got a new Vittoria Rubino tyre for the rear wheel. Two weeks later, to my surprise the tyre is already showing sign of (badly) wear & tear. It's a nice affordable (£12.50) tyre with very low rolling resistance (145psi) but if you're thinking of using it for skid stoppings - i wldnt recommend. Hutchingson Quartz seem to withstand much better to skiddings but it's more expensive (£20ish).
Either i minimise the skidding habit or find a better alternative tyre for this purpose. ® suggested Soma Everwear and I'll look further into these thick heavy tyres. Hope we're not compromising much on rolling resistance.