Bridgestone's Blizzak LM-80 is composed of a winter tread compound that maintains flexibility, even in cold temperatures, to improve winter traction. This compound forms into a directional tread design equipped with circumferential grooves for excellent controllability and wet performance. Multidirectional sipes follow a Lamellen edge pattern that generate additional biting edges for improved snow traction. High volume grooves channel water and slush away from the contact area for enhanced snow grip. The Blizzak LM-80 is equipped with twin steel belts that are reinforced with spiral wrapped nylon, allowing consistent durability when accelerating. A semi-solid center rib is coupled with intermediate tread blocks to further improve lateral stability for a reliable, confident ride.