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Kontio IcePaw

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Kontio IcePaw


The Kontio IcePaw is a studdable winter/snow tire specifically developed in Finland for passenger cars. Released in 2020 and available primarily in Europe and Russia, it sets a world record for the number of studs in a winter tire, offering enhanced grip and safety on icy and snowy roads.

Features & Benefits

  • Record Number of Studs: With a world record of 270 studs (Kontionkynsi™) in size 205/55R16, this tire offers unparalleled grip, particularly on icy surfaces.
  • Complex Tread Pattern: The IcePaw's design includes a large number of lateral gripping edges, improving handling and control, especially during cornering. Stepped block walls and step axles further enhance tread rigidity and lateral stability.
  • Noise and Vibration Control: Design features like varying block shapes and bridges between blocks aim to reduce noise levels and vibrations.
  • Efficient Stud Design: The tire employs steel-bodied, three-flanged studs designed to minimize wear and road damage. The AI-optimized arrangement of the studs maximizes grip.
  • Special Rubber Compound: The Kontio Pure Ice compound includes rapeseed oil, preventing the tire from hardening at low temperatures and maintaining stable winter grip.

Year Released

This tire was released in 2020.

Regions for Sale

Available in Europe and Russia, the tire is designed for the winter conditions commonly found in these areas.

Final Thoughts

The Kontio IcePaw stands out for its high number of studs and intricate design aimed at maximizing grip. However, it has some areas that could be improved, including noise levels and lateral stability on ice. If you are driving primarily on icy roads and value excellent traction, this tire may be worth considering.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Kontio / IcePaw
Car Type
Rim Diameter
16 "
205 mm
Aspect Ratio
55 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Kontio / IcePaw Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Load range Price
R16 205/55 R16 205/55 R16

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