Over the past week, I've fielded a bunch of phone calls from folks seeking Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires to deal with the recent onset of Winter weather. We have some in-stock now, in 700x35 and 26x1.75, but quantities are limited, and first-come-first-serve. I will order more as long as there is demand and Schwalbe has stock. But if you want them today, we have them.
These are, in my opinion, the absolute best studded tire for winter commuting on paved-but-slippery streets. Why do I say that? Schwalbes have more studs, yet are somehow lighter and smoother rolling than other popular studded tires. Apparently customers agree with me, because we've sold all our Schwalbe inventory this year, but other high-quality studded tires (Nokian, Kenda) have been collecting dust. Note some low-ball close-out pricing on non-Schwalbes.
Schwalbe Marathon Winter: $140/pair.
Nokian A10 700x32 or W106 700x35: $35/each.
Kenda Klondike 26x1.95: $45/ea