Those look to be higher performance all seasons with little in the way of siping, which along with the width doesn't bode well for good control in the winter.
Question: Maybe I missed it but why are you so insistant on 8" wide wheels???
In the snow and ice you are better off with skinnier tires. Plus, you can stick the same tires on a 7.5" wide wheel that you can on an 8" wide wheel.
Or am I missing something.
Glad you sold them. 245 width in the snow and slop would generally suck donkey balls, even if they were a good winter capable tire (which they weren't).