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Has anyone used Adhesive Knit for blister prevention?

VNwalking

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No, I haven't, @trecile--because I swear by a much cheaper alternative: plain old paper first aid tape. And occasionally lambswool around the toes. No blisters. Nada. Before that was another story. The right shoes are essential too.

For more than you imagined ever learning about blister prevention, there's a podiatrist in Australia who has a great blister prevention blog, I think her name's Rebecca Rushton. Google will find her fine website. I learned a ton there and it saved my feet.
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
No, I haven't, @trecile--because I swear by a much cheaper alternative: plain old paper first aid tape. And occasionally lambswool around the toes. No blisters. Nada. Before that was another story. The right shoes are essential too.

For more than you imagined ever learning about blister prevention, there's a podiatrist in Australia who has a great blister prevention blog, I think her name's Rebecca Rushton. Google will find her fine website. I learned a ton there and it saved my feet.
I have perused that website. I have also used the paper tape, but it ends up not staying in place well. Maybe I need more practice with it.
 

VNwalking

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Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
I use a double layer over places that can be problematic...for me mostly around the toes but also the back of the heel. I don't use boots but very lightweight shoes--like hiking sandsls eith mesh. Maybe that's why the tape sticks?
Good luck and buen Camino trecile!
 

Waka

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some but not all, and other routes too.
I know this might sound strange but I use gaffer tape torn into strips, it has worked well for me and is cheap.
I carry it on my walking poles.
 

ELHS220

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés - 2015
Francés - 2017
Norte (Oviedo Costa) - 2018
Finisterre/Muxía - 2018
Norte - (2019)
A friend told me about this today. She swears by it for long hikes. Looks like it should work well.
Adhesive Knit
I used "Leukotape", available from Amazon. It's thin, easily cut, and will stay put for days, even in the shower. I slapped it on in strips on the ball of my feet, the bottoms and sides of my heels, and was even able to cut it into small strips to wrap around individual toes. It also works well as a "second layer" over a band-aid to keep it in place. It doesn't get all "gummy" like adhesive tape either.
 

BrienC

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés, July 2015
Via de la Plata/Camino Sanabrés, Oct/Nov 2016
but it ends up not staying in place well
Which ever tape you use, apply it the night before so that it has time to adhere properly to your skin. Made a huge difference for me.
I learned that trick from John Vonhof, writer of Fixing Your Feet, found on Amazon.

Buen Camino!
 

cher99840

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Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2017 Camino Frances SJPP-Santiago
2015 St. Olav's Way Oslo-Trondheim
2017 VdlP Seville-Merida
I haven't tried it but I urge you to, along with a slew of other products so you can find what works best for you. I used the white tape (generously) as it is light weight and readily available. Before that I used Duct Tape; it worked well but I ran out. There are duct tape haters who condemn the use of it. Oh well. There are people who swear by moleskin but all I had was soggy moleskin loose in my sock, so I'm not on their team. Our product choices are as unique as our feet and I'm glad you unearthed one that I haven't used yet.
 

zzotte

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012 Camino Frances, 2014 Lourdes to SDC, 2016 Camino del Norte
Duck tape it great as a blister prevention, its very smooth and stays in place a long time, like days :)

zzotte
 

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