I definitely will be putting winter tires on my Miata some time soon. However, I am having trouble finding tires that will fit. Tirerack only returns two tires that will fit and so I am confused. I thought there would be more options available but perhaps, the stock rim size is not common? I have a 2001 Mazda Miata LS with the stock rims.

The sizes listed:

16" Recommended:195/50-16
16" Alternate:205/45-16

The tires available:

Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 (Performance Winter / Snow) for $480

Pirelli Winter Sottozero (Performance Winter / Snow) for $544

The problem appears to me to that the stock rims must be some odd size. I didn't really want to spend more to get rims but if that allows me better tire options, I can consider that.