Review: KT Tape
Disclaimer: I received KT Tape Blister Prevention Tape & Patch to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews.
I get blisters. Every time I run, I get blisters along the inside of my right foot, near my large toe. I have just come to accept that with miles comes blisters.
Through trial and error, I have figured out ways to limit how large my blisters become: Wear men’s shoes because of the larger toe box, good socks, do not wear new shoes for a long race, but rather wear them in slowly, you name it and I practice it. In the end: I get blisters.
That is why I was excited to try KT Tape Blister Prevention but, first, I had to make sure it was latex-free, because the last thing I wanted to deal with was a reaction to the tape. Great news: KT Tape Blister Prevention is latex-free!
The first time I put the Blister Prevention Tape on my regular blister area, I was pleasantly surprised that it seemed to buy me a few extra miles without a new blister. I used the tape again, with no new blisters. And again, without a new blister forming. I could not believe this! I even got a pedicure, where my feet were filed down and smooth and then turned around and ran eight miles. Still, no blister!
Could this really be it? Could this really be the cure/prevention technique for me to no longer get blisters? I am thinking that it just might be.
The tape was very easy to remove, after use, and did not take any layers of skin with it.
The Blister Prevention Tape comes in a black circular container to keep the tape clean and accessible. The KT Tape is thin and flexible and will conform to even the strangest spots (see below).
I was not able to test out the Blister Treatment Patch as after using the Blister Prevention Tape, I have not gotten a blister (great problem). I had heard from other Pros, however that the Blister Treatment Patch is a nice way to address the blisters that pop up as the water-proof seal allows for a clean and dry environment for the blister to heal.
All-in-all, I was pretty satisfied with the KT Tape Blister Prevention and really appreciated that it is latex-free and easy to remove after use.
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