Modern radial ply tires most commonly utilize a multiple cut ply composite belt to reinforce the tread region of the tire. The woven belt is a unique alternate radial ply tread reinforcement. This system constitutes an innovative advancement in radial ply construction technology. The woven belt is a unit structure composed of rubber covered multiple cord strips interlaced to form a complex pattern. Woven belts are splice free and are also effectively free of cut reinforcement cord endings. In direct comparison to tires with conventional cut belts, woven belts demonstrate superior performance characteristics in several areas. Most notable among these performance factors are improved durability while underinflated/overloaded and superior high speed performance.