How to kt tape an ankle, first Clean your lower leg, ankle and foot with sanitizer or wet wipes. Once you’re done, cut three strips of KT tape. Cut around their edges to make them round; this way, they won’t peel off later. Now stick the first piece of tape to both sides of your lower shin and under the midfoot. Wrap the second one around your midfoot, the third – around the thin part of your shin. You’ve now successfully taped your ankle.