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Title: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: Meadows8903 on October 03, 2018, 12:00:00 PM
I am leaving tonight at midnight for my yearly Big Bend hiking trip and my roll of Leukotape has disappeared. It is too late in the game to order another from Amazon and no one in The Beaumont, TX area has it in stock. Iíve seen lots of other brands out there (BSN, KT tape, etc.) that are readily available. Does anyone have any recommendation on an alternative to Leukotape? Mole skin and band aids are a non starter for me and cause more problems than they resolve.


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Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: RichardM on October 03, 2018, 12:21:53 PM
I am leaving tonight at midnight for my yearly Big Bend hiking trip and my roll of Leukotape has disappeared. It is too late in the game to order another from Amazon and no one in The Beaumont, TX area has it in stock. Iíve seen lots of other brands out there (BSN, KT tape, etc.) that are readily available. Does anyone have any recommendation on an alternative to Leukotape? Mole skin and band aids are a non starter for me and cause more problems than they resolve.
Don't know of any alternatives, but you might try stopping at a medical supply store in Houston on your way.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: Meadows8903 on October 03, 2018, 12:27:44 PM
Weíre driving overnight, so thatís probably not an option.


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Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: badknees on October 03, 2018, 12:45:00 PM
I am leaving tonight at midnight for my yearly Big Bend hiking trip and my roll of Leukotape has disappeared. It is too late in the game to order another from Amazon and no one in The Beaumont, TX area has it in stock. Iíve seen lots of other brands out there (BSN, KT tape, etc.) that are readily available. Does anyone have any recommendation on an alternative to Leukotape? Mole skin and band aids are a non starter for me and cause more problems than they resolve.


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Duct tape is a better solution than mole skin ever was. Stays put. Proactive application is 100% effective.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: RichardM on October 03, 2018, 01:05:30 PM
I am leaving tonight at midnight for my yearly Big Bend hiking trip and my roll of Leukotape has disappeared. It is too late in the game to order another from Amazon and no one in The Beaumont, TX area has it in stock. Iíve seen lots of other brands out there (BSN, KT tape, etc.) that are readily available. Does anyone have any recommendation on an alternative to Leukotape? Mole skin and band aids are a non starter for me and cause more problems than they resolve.

Duct tape is a better solution than mole skin ever was. Stays put. Proactive application is 100% effective.
What about Gaffer's tape? Its adhesive is much less likely to leave residue. The non-sticky side is not as slippery as duct tape, but not sure how much difference that makes.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: badknees on October 03, 2018, 01:08:24 PM
I am leaving tonight at midnight for my yearly Big Bend hiking trip and my roll of Leukotape has disappeared. It is too late in the game to order another from Amazon and no one in The Beaumont, TX area has it in stock. Iíve seen lots of other brands out there (BSN, KT tape, etc.) that are readily available. Does anyone have any recommendation on an alternative to Leukotape? Mole skin and band aids are a non starter for me and cause more problems than they resolve.

Duct tape is a better solution than mole skin ever was. Stays put. Proactive application is 100% effective.
What about Gaffer's tape? Its adhesive is much less likely to leave residue. The non-sticky side is not as slippery as duct tape, but not sure how much difference that makes.

Duct tape leaves residue, but it's easily removed with a little rubbing alcohol. It's cheap, available and works. The benefit is the slippery side.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: Meadows8903 on October 03, 2018, 01:17:39 PM
I may give the duck tape a go for this trip.


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Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: elhombre on October 03, 2018, 02:45:26 PM
Duct Tape.  Leave it on the entire time till it comes off in your sock. 
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: mule ears on October 03, 2018, 02:48:29 PM
Can you find any Kinesio-Tex Tape?  I have good luck with it especially if you can get it on a clean foot.  Doesn't stick quite as well as Leukotape but breathes a bit better.  I have never had much luck with duct tape staying stuck on.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: Meadows8903 on October 03, 2018, 03:00:34 PM
Iíll look for that, but most of what Iíve found around here looks like itís for stabilizing elbows and knees and what not. The Leukotape was life changing last year, but it grew legs and absconded. Iíll probably find it in a really strange, random place in a couple of years.


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Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: badknees on October 03, 2018, 03:03:07 PM
Duct Tape.  Leave it on the entire time till it comes off in your sock.

Yep!
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: ggowins on October 03, 2018, 03:59:02 PM
Off the wall thought.  Amazon has those local pickup places now.  You might be able to order some with Amazon Prime Now, have it delivered to one of those lockboxes somewhere in Houston along your route, and pick it up as you pass by. 
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: mule ears on October 03, 2018, 04:34:08 PM
Iíll look for that, but most of what Iíve found around here looks like itís for stabilizing elbows and knees and what not. The Leukotape was life changing last year, but it grew legs and absconded. Iíll probably find it in a really strange, random place in a couple of years.


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That's the stuff, I use Kinesio-Tex Gold.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: Meadows8903 on October 03, 2018, 07:06:01 PM
I found what I believe is the last box of Leukotape in Beaumont, TX. Must be my lucky day. Off to the Bend we go!


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Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: mule ears on October 03, 2018, 08:06:21 PM
Great!  Looking forward to the trip report.  Have an excellent time.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: Txlj on October 03, 2018, 08:46:43 PM
Excellent. Now enjoy and tell us about it. I cant get there for a few more month and I need some Bend

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Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: Meadows8903 on October 03, 2018, 10:12:06 PM
Will do. As always, thank you all for the help!


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Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: RichardM on October 22, 2018, 10:43:30 PM
Saw this at the local CVS.
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: dprather on October 22, 2018, 11:34:53 PM
has anyone used the spray-on blister prevention/treatment often used by marathoners?
Title: Re: Alternatives to Leukotape?
Post by: RichardM on October 23, 2018, 08:05:23 AM
has anyone used the spray-on blister prevention/treatment often used by marathoners?
Apparently it's popular with women who wear high heals.
https://www.google.com/search?q=spray-on+blister+prevention

https://greatist.com/fitness/runners-guide-prevent-treat-blisters