I've tried athletic tape with tincture of benzoin to aid adherence with limited success. It would hold temporarily, but eventually the patches would start to move and slide out of place. I don't use duct tape anymore, doesn't stick.
I am one of those poor soles that is prone to blisters. The best solution for me has been using tincture of benzoin as a primer and applying kinisio tex tape, then using gold bond powder on top. Injinji socks, better fitting shoes (my feet are a full size different) and home made gaiters round up the foot system. This has worked well for my back of heel blister problems. I generally pretape as I know where my hotspots and blister areas are. Micropore tape works great on my toes, but not as well for larger areas.
Experimentation has been the key to treating my blister problems; different tapes, lubes, powders, etc. day hikes are great for this.
I highly highly recommend the book 'fixing your feet' by John Vonhof. This book has been an indispensable resource.
best of luck, happy feet = happy walking