/ Anyone use Zinc Oxide tape which actually sticks?

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Uluru on 22 May 2013
I'm currently having to tape up my foot with zinc oxide tape due to having an injury. I bought some from Boots, Boots own brand and it's pretty rubbish. It just won't stay stuck for my whole run. While the stuff my physio uses stays on for days.

Does anyone know of a good brand of tape, which will stay stuck for more than an hour?
Dervey - on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru: strappal
The New NickB - on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru:

I find the stuff at super drug best, it is a much finer weave than the Boots stuff, tearable and very sticky.
Uluru on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru: Thanks both, I'll try those brands :)
nniff - on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru:

Strappal again - far and away the stickiest
Jenny C on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru: Dream Tape (the new branding of Strappal Sport).
xplorer on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru:

Can't you just use climbing finger tape
xplorer on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru:

Try cleaning area with an alcoholic wipe before hand
Dan_S - on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru:

I used to use this stuff under the tape, as I struggled to get it to stick regularly

http://www.firstaid4sport.co.uk/Mueller-M-Wrap-Coloured-Underwrap-PMU130700/

It's kind of tacky and sticks to itself, but a bit of tape will hold it together. Wrap it around your foot like a bandage. You only need one wrap.

On this stuff, any cheap tape will stick and you don't have to worry about ripping hair out afterwords.

JSTaylor - on 22 May 2013
In reply to Uluru: used this brand for years including on multi-day expeditions. It sticks!
http://www.bsnmedical.co.uk/en/products/alphabetical-product-search/l/leukotaper-classic.html
Uluru on 23 May 2013
In reply to xplorer:
> (In reply to Uluru)
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> Can't you just use climbing finger tape

I did try that first, but it came off on my longer runs.

jfw - on 23 May 2013
In reply to Uluru:

put on friars balsam (also known as tincture of benzoin - available from chemist) before the tape. Brown and sticky but makes the tape stick!

Or better tape

http://www.ultrunr.com/footcare.html
Uluru on 23 May 2013
In reply to Uluru: Wow thanks eberyone I had no idea there were so many different options!
chris687 - on 23 May 2013
In reply to Uluru:
Strappal is really good. If you plan to get your feet wet or if you will be going for a long time then put it on the day before so that it kind of sets. The longer it is on before the event the better it will stick. Be careful removing it afterwards.

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