I moved to the north several years ago and the first thing I did was purchase tires for the wintery conditions. I saw these tires and thought they would be perfect for traction in the snow. They had snow in the name of the tires and I figured you could not go wrong with tires designed for the snow while driving in the snow. This product does not stand up to their name. The tread on the tires is non-directional which means that the slush of melting snow and ice can get caught in the tread. This not only breaks down the tread, but it makes it absolutely useless while trying to keep traction. I cannot believe that this company would make the tread in a manner that would make it easier to get snow and ice stuck in it! I had better traction on my 3 year old tires then I did with these tires after just a few days of use. After losing control of my vehicle several times with these tires I took them off of my car. I am absolutely disgusted with these tires and would not recommend them to my worst enemy.