If you're looking for a moderately priced, well rounded winter tire to give you a little extra piece of mind over the winter... Don't buy these.
These tires are a pricey option. The double-clawed studs make a crazy racket, especially on asphalt. Ride comfort was obviously not a priority in their design.
That's because nothing on this tire is compromised. They will provide you the absolute best grip possible at the expense of everything else.
And at that, these tires excel beyond my wildest expectations. Slamming on my brakes on a sheet of sheer, polished ice feels barely different than braking on dry asphalt. With the help of some Subaru AWD, I rarely even see my traction control light letting me know that I'm experiencing slipping when accelerating from a stop... And when I do, it's the light that lets me know... The car still hustles up to speed.
If you want an uncompromised tire, you couldn't possible be happier with anything else. Just buy these now.