What can I say about these tires...are they fancy? No. Are they super sticky summer high performance compound? No. Are the new and hold air? Yep! My old tires were dry rotting, not made any more, and picked up a screw in the sidewalk so they needed replacing. Also options on 225/50R16's are semi-limited. I will say these tires aren't that bad as far as traction and road noise. I really don't have any complaints about them. They also got a pretty good warranty, so these will do til I can make my mind up on what rim and tires I'll end up with.