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Prevention Trial Assessing Paper-Tape in Endurance Distances (PreTAPED)

Blisters are a very common complaint in both the general population and also the athlete. This study's aim is to determine whether applying paper tape (an inexpensive and common component of most foot care kits) to the foot of endurance runners prevents the frequency and severity of friction blisters.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: University of California, Davis

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Procedure: Paper tape


Phase 1


Inclusion Criteria:

   - All runners who are enrolled in an RTP 4 deserts event,

   - All runners who are 18-75 years old, and

   - All runners who speak English. The study will be enrolling only those who speak
   English, so they can fully understand and have knowledgeable consent to the study
   enrollment protocols.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Any blisters, broken blisters, or hot spots present on either foot at the time of
   initial taping as determined by visual foot inspection by a enrolling study physician.

   - The runner has a pre-existing blistering condition.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 75 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Grant Lipman