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Prevention Trial Assessing Paper-Tape in Endurance Distances II (Pre-TAPED II)

Friction foot blisters are one of the most common and often debilitating complaints of all athletes, and hikers and runners in particular. Blistering rates in the literature of outdoor hikers range from 7%-54%. This study's aim is to build on Pre-TAPED I, and determine whether applying paper tape to the areas of the foot where blisters historically occur in endurance runners can prevent the incidence of friction blisters.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Resurrection Medical Center

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: Paper Tape




Inclusion Criteria:

Any runner who are enrolled in an RTP 4 deserts event, All runners who are 18-75 years old
All runners who speak or read English. The study will be enrolling only those who speak or
read 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 researcher.

The runner allergic to paper-tape.

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 S Lipman, MD