One of my most used items recently has been the new KT Performance+ Blister Prevention Tape. I have used normal KT Tape over the last several years for whatever issue has ailed me from plantar fasciitis through knee pain. For those who haven’t used KT Tape before it is precut strips of stretchy, adhesive tape that are used to offer support for injuries. The company recently released the KT Performance+ Blister Prevention Tape targeted as a hot spot treatment to prevent blisters.
KT Performance+ Blister Prevention Tape is meant to be used prior to the formation of a blister to prevent it in the first place. The idea being to reduce friction. When you feel a hot spot forming you cover the spot with the Blister Tape and it prevents the rubbing and therefore the blister. When I hiked the Mayan Temple a few weeks back I placed KT Performance+ Blister Prevention Tape on the back of both heels about halfway through the hike after feeling the friction.
I have recently taken to using the tape as a complete preventative that I put on the night before a hike or activity. KT Tape says that the Blister Tape will last around 2 days, even with showering, and that seems to be about right. KT Performance+ Blister Prevention Tape is easy to use as the strips are precut and have a band aide like paper backing. Just pull of the paper backing and slap the tape wherever you are feeling a little heat. Once I throw it on I haven’t had any issues with it moving or rubbing off like I have had with Moleskin.
KT Performance+ Blister Prevention Tape comes in a package of 30 small strips for $10. It is available in black or beige (skin colorish) and comes in a plastic carrying case. The case is useful if you want to throw it in a gym bag so that the roll of tape doesn’t get all messed up. I can’t recommend KT Performance+ Blister Prevention Tape enough. It has saved me from blisters on several occasions now, it is super easy to use, and pretty cost effective at 33 cents per strip. I keep a coupe strips in my medical kit and in each of my survival kits just in case.