* You can tape a blister with or without popping it. Popping a blister is a bad idea, but sometimes it's necessary if the blister will spread.
* Taping should be a last resort; try to fix the underlying problem first.
I've used various tapes on myself and other runners, as well as conducting some specific comparison tests. I've applied multiple tapes on dry skin, wet skin and wet skin with adhesive promoter and left them in place until they fall off to see how they hold up. * '''Leukotape P'''. This is the only tape I've found that sticks to skin that is already wet without an adhesive promoter. If you only have one tape, this should probably be it. [http://www.
zombierunner.com/ store/categories/foot_care/ tapes/ product967.html Leukotape P at Zombie Runner].
* '''Hypafix'''. I have not used Hypafix extensively, but I've been impressed with its characteristics. It's inflexible, thin, soft and the edges don't fray too badly. [http://www.zombierunner.com/store/categories/foot_care/tapes/product968.html Hypafix at Zombie Runner].
* '''Kinesio-Tex'''. This is a soft tape that stretches in one direction. I find that it does not stick well without an adhesive promoter, though rubbing the tape to warm it before applying will help it stick a little better. I also find the edges tend to fray, so I will often use some Micropore to stick the edges down. I find this is a good tape for between toes, where its softness is important.
* '''Micropore'''. This was my default tape before I discovered Leukotape P, partly because I have been using Micropore from my earliest memories due to my skin condition. Micropore is very thin, smooth and inflexible, but not very sticky, so you should use it with an adhesive promoter. It will stick to dry skin and adhere well if given time, but that is only viable for pre-taping. It's thinness means it doesn't add much bulk nor does it fray, but it can peel up at the edges sometimes. [http://www.zombierunner.com/store/categories/foot_care/tapes/product6.html Micropore at Zombie Runner]
* '''Elastikon'''. This tape is thicker than any of the others, slightly rough, but flexible and porous. I rarely use it, but it's worth considering if you need a flexible tape. [http://www.zombierunner.com/store/categories/foot_care/tapes/product1.html Elastikon at Zombie Runner].
* '''Duct Tape.''' I strongly recommend against using duct tape, as it is not breathable, so the skin tends to become saturated underneath. Duct Tape also tends to wrinkle, creating creases that cause further problems. Like many other tapes, you need to use it with an adhesive promoter to get it to stick effectively. Watch the edges, as they tend to catch and then the tape then rolls up. I have used Micropore on the edges, with some success. If you really want to use Duct Tape, look for the Gorilla Tape brand, as the adhesive is better than most.
This is a list of supplies for treating blisters.
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File:IMG 0097.JPG|Leukotape P, showing the slightly course texture
File:IMG 0186.JPG|Another close up, with a coin to give scale.
File:IMG 0103.JPG|If you’re working on other runner’s feet during a race, you need to keep track of time.
* If time is limited, a simple strip of Kinesio-Tex tape could be used.
* Dust in powder so the excess adhesive does not stick to the socks.
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File:IMG 0114.JPG|Cut a rectangle of Kinesio-Tex tape.
File:IMG 0120.JPG|Apply Micropore (or Leukotape) to the edges.
File:IMG 0122.JPG|This is how it should look at the end.
* Apply the adhesive promoter to the undamaged skin either side of the blister.
* Apply tape over the ball of the foot and up either side, but don't circle the foot entirely as this could constrict blood supply.
==Under the heel==
This is similar to the ball of the foot, with the tape applied up either side of the heel. [[Blister Prevention# Blisters under the heel of the foot|Prevention tips]]