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Discussion: Leukotape

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Jan 7, 2016 2:26 PM # 
Before really long runs in any shoes, I tape a couple of potential trouble spots and thus usually avoid blisters. For me, it's the back of the heel and the inside of the forefoot. If I do get a blister, it's usually from wearing bigger socks that make the toe box too tight. I haven't had much success pre-taping toes (although I know some people do) so I just do my best to avoid putting pressure on them.
Jan 7, 2016 4:56 PM # 
Brilliant! I should try it. I may be setting myself up for trouble by saying this, but I have never had foot trouble. And, I don't want to start!!!! Just looked it up on Amazon...about $9...where do you usually purchase it?

And big thanks to 'Bent for the battery advice.
Jan 7, 2016 5:02 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Duct tape can also work or desitin/generic equivalents. Ymmv
Jan 7, 2016 5:02 PM # 
In Canada, people either order it online or else buy it from special home health care stores - the kinds of places that sell walkers, bathroom modification products for seniors, special wound dressings, etc. In Ontario, I go to Shoppers Drug Mart Home Health Care stores (not the regular Shoppers Drug Mart).

I use Leukotape P for that purpose. It's not super stretchy like Leukotape K but if you put it on when your feet are dry, it stays on better than anything else in my arsenal. You have to practise a little to figure out how to put on the tape so that you don't get blisters or chafing around the edges of the tape where it sticks to your skin.

I also use it on the under-bra line.
Jan 7, 2016 5:08 PM # 
Mr. W, I always carry a bit of duct tape and have used it for anti-blister purposes in the past.

It's great because it's a super slippery surface against the overlying clothing. On the down side, it is a little thicker and has very little stretch compared to Leukotape, which makes it less flexible (haha) and gives you less of a "fitted" feel.
Jan 7, 2016 8:23 PM # 
Duct tape seems to irritate my skin (I know, pretty fragile) so I have wondered about a preventive alternative.

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