Athletic Tapes

  • Green Drop Kinesiology Tape Green Drop Compression LLC KIN-1456

    Green Drop

    Green Drop Pre-Cut Black Kinesiology Tape

    Being active is your passion. Being sidelined by soreness, aches and pains is your nightmare. That’s why active people like you choose Green Drop Kinesiology Tape. Only Green Drop infuses high-performance compression material and tapes with a unique...

  • Tensoplast Elastic Adhesive Bandage BSN Medical 02596002

    BSN Jobst

    Tensoplast Medium Compression White Elastic Adhesive Bandage

    Tensoplast, formerly known as Elastoplast®, is an elastic adhesive bandage which is suitable for medium support or compression. Superior stretch and regain provides firm, controlled compression and support. The porous adhesive helps prevent skin...

  • Tensoplast Elastic Adhesive Bandage BSN Medical 02599002

    BSN Jobst

    Tensoplast Elastic Adhesive Bandage, Medium Compression, 2 in x 5 yd

    Tensoplast, formerly Elastoplast®, is an elastic adhesive bandage which is suitable for medium support or compression. Superior stretch and regain provides firm, controlled compression and support. The porous adhesive helps prevent skin maceration...

    Starting at $11.54
  • Hartmann AC-tape Athletic Tape Hartmann 64100000


    Hartmann AC-tape Mid-Strength Adhesive Beige Athletic Tape

    Package Count: 12. Hartmann's AC-tape is a mid-strength elastic adhesive tape for use in any application where support/securing is needed.Woven with a high-twist cotton yarn and combined with a coated adhesive base, AC-tape provides excellent support,...

  • Kinesio Tex Gold FP Kinesiology Tape Fabrication Enterprises 24-4870

    Fabrication Enterprises

    Kinesio Tex Gold FP Water Resistant Beige Kinesiology Tape

    Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.Brings nano-touch stimulation to...


Athletic Tapes

Athletic tape, sometimes called sporting tape or sports tape, can help support the body during physical activity, aid in rehabilitating injuries, and help prevent new injuries from occurring. Professional and amateur athletes may find it supportive for use on joints, muscles, and other body areas strained during exercise or day-to-day activities.

The best athletic tape for you should be easy to use, comfortable, allow for an appropriate range of motion for your activities, and offer noticeable support. Here are some things to look for when shopping for athletic tape.

Width and Size

Athletic tapes come in a range of sizes. You can purchase wide or narrow rolls of tape or even pre-cut strips. The best size of athletic tape will depend on the part of the body you're applying it to and how much support you need. Your healthcare provider or trainer may offer individualized guidance.

Body Specific Choices

Some sports tapes are specifically for use on the arms, legs, knees, or other body parts. This can help take away some of the guesswork when choosing a product. Athletic tape for fingers, for instance, is likely going to be thinner and allow for greater dexterity than athletic tape used to support major muscles in the leg.


Athletic and kinesiology tapes are available in a rainbow of color choices, from neutrals to neons. As a result, it's not uncommon to see athletes coordinating their sports tape with their team colors. While this is just a matter of preference, it can add an element of fun and personality.


If you need an athletic tape to last for several hours, look for one that will stick well, especially if you become sweaty, which can cause some less-adhesive tapes to slip a little. Some people may prefer an athletic tape that isn't too sticky to remove it more easily. 

Water Resistance

If you're involved in a sport that exposes you to sweat or rain, water resistance can be an important factor. The stakes are even higher if you swim or take part in activities such as triathlons.


Some tapes allow the skin to "breathe" a little more easily than others do. This can be important if you need to wear the athletic tape for long stretches, have sensitive skin, or look for a product that allows moisture to get through.

Latex vs. Non-Latex

Many sports tapes include latex, which helps make them stretch. If you are allergic, pay special attention to package labeling or product descriptions, so you can choose an athletic tape that is latex-free. In addition, there are non-latex and hypoallergenic tapes available.

Athletic tape has many uses in helping support tissues, improve blood flow, and prevent injuries. Choosing the right type of athletic tape for your situation and preferences is key.