I planned on purchasing a set of Blizzak tires this fall but they sold out everywhere buy the time I was ready to purchase. I bought the Winter Maxx tires hoping that they would be adequate. I live in Minnesota and we have had a tough winter with snow and ice. To my surprise, these tires are performing great in snow and on ice. I see no fall off from the Blizzaks I have always used in the past. I'm not sure I would use them in an area where there is light snow with mostly try roads. But if you do a lot of city or rural driving on icy, snowy roads, I highly recommend these tires.