My Foot Care Box


Above is a photo of my foot care box- essential equipment for an ultrarunner. It is a tackle box where I keep my foot care supplies. My crew brings it to me whenever we meet at aid stations during races.  

The contents are as follows:

  • 4 inch Regular Kinesio-Tex Tape: for preventive foot taping
  • 2  inch Waterproof Kinesio-Tex Tape: for preventive foot taping
  • 4 inch Elasticon Tape: for preventive foot taping
  • Micropore Tape: for taping over edges to prevent rolling
  • Coban: for wrapping
  • Moleskin
  • Molefoam
  • Spenco 2nd Skin Moist Burn Pads
  • Regular Band-aids: various sizes
  • Round Band-aids: for nipple covers
  • Tincture of Benzoin (Spray bottle and Individual Ampules): to apply before taping
  • Alcohol wipes: to clean the skin before applying Benzoin and tape
  • Adhesive Remover lotion: to remove glue and other adherents
  • Zeosorb: moisture absorbing foot powder
  • Hydropel: water repelling foot ointment
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Soft rubber toe covers: for painful toes and toenails
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Disposable paper wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Body Glide Skin Protectant Stick
  • Lancets: for puncturing a blister
  • Tweezers
  • Small scissors
  • Large Bandage scissors
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nail File
  • Latex gloves
  • 45 spf sun screen lotion
  • 30 spf lip balm
  • Naproxen
  • Caffeine tabs
  • SUCCEED! electrolyte caps
  • Crystallized Ginger: for Nausea
  • A couple of gel packs
  • An extra pair of socks
  • John Vonhof's excellent book: Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes

And that's pretty much all there is to it. I replace supplies as I use them and take them out if I don't need them.

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3 responses

  1. [esto es genial]

    January 20, 2009 at 8:33 am

  2. I saw your post on your foot care box and i would like to speak with you, to gather some of your thought regarding the contents of your "kit". you seem to have put some time into just the right things to carry and you would be a good person for me to speak with,
    please contact me by email.
    I look forward to speaking with you

    January 23, 2009 at 11:31 am

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