> What ever you buy get a spare set of wheels and winter tires.
> I've been driving on dedicated winter tires now for almost 15 years.
Ditto the poster that said get a spare set of rims with winter tires [M+S rated]. It makes a HUGE difference.
Go narrower if possible. Imo, you don't need a really rough tread, but a decent mud and snow rated tire, that is siped. Sipes are small slits across the tread blocks, which make for many more edges to grip. Imo, the sipes help greatly on ice and hard packed sleet. Rotate them often, as the edges of the sipes will grip better when freshly rotated.
Fyi, some tire stores are offering siping to normal tires, but if you look, you can find tires designed with sipes. google sipes, siped tires, etc.
Btw, I wait until snow is here before swapping tires. With them mounted and ready, it's only a few minutes work. That way, the softer M&S tires last me several winters.
p.s. - fwiw, I'm a buy American guy, as in American jobs. Regardless of brand, you could consider this. That said, just because it has an American name doesn't mean it built here.