I am updating my initial review to comment that the more I drive on these tires the more I like them. After driving in a true blizzard and very deep snow I cannot imagine an all season tire performing any better. They are also great on wet surfaces. I really like the firm ride. If you like soft dad's old Buick rides these may not be for you, but then again I would be surprised if such a tire did well in snow. They are fine on hot dry surfaces but that is certainly not their selling point. If you need a winter performance without switching to winter tires I would highly recommend these.