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Tape for toes - bought in Spain, think it begins with L

Undermanager

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Madrid (x2)
VDLP
Salvador
Primitivo
Fisterra
I can't find the name of the really handy tape I bought for wrapping around my toes at the start of the day to help stop blisters. I bought it in pharmacies in Spain, I think it began with L and is was cheap!

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trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
I can't find the name of the really handy tape I bought for wrapping around my toes at the start of the day to help stop blisters. I bought it in pharmacies in Spain, I think it began with L and is was cheap!

Your starter for ten .....

Thanks
Leukotape?
You should also try Omnifix. I liked it better than the Leukotape.
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
I like Kinesioflex myself (US).
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
It's Leukoplast or Leukotape.
You also have Leukosan but those adhesive strips are for wound closures.
 

Camino Chris

One step forward...
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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Hey All,
I've used both duct tape and moleskin on hotspots (not had blisters...yet) and had success with both of those and they are already part of my first aid kit. Is it really worth the extra cost to purchase these other great recommendations?
I was all set to order ENGO heel pads as they were highly recommended by a forum member, just to carry for the "what if" as I'll be wearing different shoes. They are very expensive and several reviewers said the adhesive did not stick well and they curled up, so I will not be purchasing them.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Hey All,
I've used both duct tape and moleskin on hotspots (not had blisters...yet) and had success with both of those and they are already part of my first aid kit. Is it really worth the extra cost to purchase these other great recommendations?
I was all set to order ENGO heel pads as they were highly recommended by a forum member, just to carry for the "what if" as I'll be wearing different shoes. They are very expensive and several reviewers said the adhesive did not stick well and they curled up, so I will not be purchasing them.
My friend successfully used Engo patches in her shoes last year. I think that it's important to carefully follow the instructions on how to use them. Here's podiatrist Rebecca Rushton's YouTube video on applying Engo patches.
 

Undermanager

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Madrid (x2)
VDLP
Salvador
Primitivo
Fisterra
Ah yes, Leukotape. That was it. It was a tool that I used to prevent blisters between by smaller toes. Will look into Omnifix.

I did a bit of walking (and lots of sweating in Cambodia) and developed some pretty horrible blisters and dry areas between my smaller toes but bought some magic stuff that cleared it up within 48 hours. I found out later it was essentially iodine in a gel, so have two tubes of that now. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016
For hot spots I used these reusable gel pads by Farmalastic (https://goo.gl/images/t7iD16) - just fabulous. I could reuse one for about a week before it needed replacing. Put them on in the morning then off in the evening when I took boots off. Not available in Australia but readily available in Dpanish farmacias. Can’t recommend highly enough.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
For hot spots I used these reusable gel pads by Farmalastic (https://goo.gl/images/t7iD16) - just fabulous. I could reuse one for about a week before it needed replacing. Put them on in the morning then off in the evening when I took boots off. Not available in Australia but readily available in Dpanish farmacias. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Looked it up at https://www.farmaciaabella.es/farmalastic-protector-anti-fricción-talón-juanete-talla-única_pr61252

Translation of text:

The anti-friction protector (heel-bunion), is made with a self-adhesive gel of 1mm thickness that reduces friction on the skin, protects it and relieves pain caused by non-opened blisters. Soft to the touch and very adaptable, it can be repositioned and detached without pain even when the area has hair.

Protects the epidermis, prevents the formation of blisters, irritations and abrasions caused by rubbing, especially in heel and bunion.

It is especially recommended the use of these protectors in diabetic people.

Always apply on clean and dry skin. Carefully remove the protector from the container. Apply to the area you want to protect and press to ensure optimal adhesion.

When finished its use, put it in the container envelope inside its metallic cover. Save until your next use.

An average of 5 times can be used.
 
Camino(s) past & future
April 2015
I can't find the name of the really handy tape I bought for wrapping around my toes at the start of the day to help stop blisters. I bought it in pharmacies in Spain, I think it began with L and is was cheap!

Your starter for ten .....

Thanks
Leila
 

Brian&Deb J.

Member
Camino(s) past & future
April 18 (2016)
LeukoSilk! My wife (right side) used it from Day 1 and it prevented blisters in all the bad spots. I unfortunately started with moleskin, then on to Compeed. Both did not adhere well to my sweaty feet. I suffered massive foot blisters. Next year, it will be Leuko right from SJPP.

2016-05-26 06.31.24.jpg
 

Walton

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 Sjpp to Sdc. 2017 Lisbon to Sdc to Finisterre. 2018 ?
LeukoSilk! Both did not adhere well to my sweaty feet. I suffered massive foot blisters. Next year, it will be Leuko right from SJPP.
Remember to not only consider tape, but also inserts, socks, footwear, foot preparation before and during your camino as well as changing socks and airing those tortured feet during cafe con leche breaks. I also believe that pack weight and the use of walking poles, as well as walking pace, especially downhill can contribute to blister formation as well.

All of these things are part of the anti-blister equation.
 

halfbask

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances: Sept 2-29, 2016
del Norte: Spring/Summer 2017
I can't find the name of the really handy tape I bought for wrapping around my toes at the start of the day to help stop blisters. I bought it in pharmacies in Spain, I think it began with L and is was cheap!

Your starter for ten .....

Thanks
I love to bring a few Compeed in different sizes. Buy more on the way. Wear several days, even thru showers. NOT the Band Aid brand licensed from Compeed. Same material but sized differently/poorly.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
For those having a problem with the applied tape or patch or etc. peeling away during walking, an application to the skin of tincture of Benzoin where the adhesive will be, will increase the holding power of the adhesive.
 

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