Jamie Foy is a hot name in skateboarding right now.
He broke out into the scene with seven video parts done in 2016 and 2017 including a massive crooked grind down El Toro that is in the Flat Earth video. He has been skateboarding since 4 years old and was a no-brainer pick to join the Men’s Street team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
He really sprung to skateboarding superstardom and is known for his handrails and grinds. He is a quintessential street skater who does big handrails, large gaps, and throws his body over some gnarly obstacles.
How Tall is Jamie Foy?
Jamie Foy is not a big guy.
Jamie Foy is 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He is an American skateboarder from Deerfield Beach, Florida. He is below the average 5 feet and 9 inches in height of the rest of the United States. Some people consider being shorter an asset in skateboarding and frequently the best skateboarders are shorter.
He also doesn’t have the same body type as most skaters. Skaters are notoriously thin and wiry, but Jamie is more stout and a bit bulkier. He has gone on interviews claiming that maybe his body type helps him take slams better, but I think he is just being positive.
How Much is Jamie Foy’s Net Worth?
Estimating someone’s salary is a tricky business and even more so for skateboarders who often have multiple streams of income.
Jamie Foy’s net worth is estimated to be around 1.5 million from available sources online. This value is estimated from the normal pro sponsor contract, his number of sponsors, and his estimated tournament winnings. There are many estimates online that seem wildly off, but this type of information involves a bit of guesswork.
I saw one website claim that his net worth was 100 million and while the best skateboarders are paid well, Jamie Foy is definitely not worth 100 million after only 4 years of his professional career.
When Did Jamie Foy Start Skateboarding?
I’ve seen this restated, but it’s hard to track down the interview where Jamie actually mentions this, but I found in an interview from a SLS London interview he did.
Jamie Foy allegedly got his first skateboard started skateboarding when he was just 1 year old. He even entered a skate competition in Florida at 4 and won himself a year’s supply of free pizza for being the youngest competitor. As of 2021, he has been skateboarding for the last 24 years.
That’s a long time. It reminds me of an Onion article I saw where the title was something like, “Naive 13 year wants to become Olympic skateboarder, but is already 8 years behind in training”.
If you like learning way too much info about street skaters, check out my in-depth guide on Alexis Sablone.
When Was Jamie Foy Skater of the Year?
Jamie Foy was voted Skate of the Year by Thrasher Magazine in 2017. This was very shortly after he burst into the scene in 2016. He filmed 7 skate parts in this 2-year time frame including an extremely impressive part in Flat Earth. He openly remarks about how his rapid rise in the skateboarding scene has shocked even him.
“It was so surreal”, Jamie remarked to a journalist when asked about his 2017 award. The way his team surprised is also a hilarious watch. They got a bunch of guys to dress up Foy with white t-shirts and wigs and suddenly just start skating up to the park Jamie was practicing at. You can watch his genuine surprise in this YouTube video.
Who Sponsors Jamie Foy?
Jamie Foy has a large number of active sponsors. His most notable current sponsor is definitely Redbull whom he often tours with and puts out skate parts for.
His current sponsors are as follows:
- New Balance Numeric
- Red Bull
- Island Water Sports
- Shake Junt
What is Jamie Foy’s Worst Injury?
Jamie Foy has skated some big rails and he has the scars to prove it. He still sports a chipped tooth from a 2016 slam that is now part of the iconic Jamie Foy smile.
But what is his worst slam?
In Taiwan, Jamie Foy had a rough slam that caused him to sack while trying a kinked rail and he couldn’t walk for three days and then couldn’t skate for about three weeks due to a muscle spasm in his thigh. When asked about this slam, he mentions a face slam about a year ago which is referring to a very gnarly slam on his head.
I won’t link the video in this article because it isn’t for the faint of heart. Otherwise, you can find it by searching for “Jamie Foy
Best Jamie Foy Skate Parts
Jamie Foy has put out a pretty sizable catalog since the beginning of his professional career in 2016. He put out 7 skate parts in just 2016 and 2017 alone. It’s difficult to pick the best skate part from his catalog, but I personally am a fan of the international trips so You Good? with Redbull has got to be one of my favorites.
There aren’t many lists of Jamie’s actual catalog, but I tried to put one together from videos I know and others that I could find by searching. There is likely a video or two missing, but the following are Jamie Foy’s skate part catalog:
- Field with Deathwish
- 306 with Deathwish
- Deathwish Part 1 with Deathwish
- Sunshine State with Dickies
- You Good? with Redbull
- The Flat Earth with Redbull
- Golden Foytime
Best Jamie Foy Merch
Having a slew of sponsors also means you have a lot of merch. There is too much to really go over in this post and you can find it if you simply search Amazon or Google. So this list will just be what Jamie Foy merch would I buy or what do I personally like.
New Balance Numerics 306
I still haven’t skated Numerics before, but they’re Jamie’s shoe sponsor and they have a great reputation for being a quality skate shoe. Check out his pro model. They look stylish and they support your boy, Jamie.
Jamie Foy Skater of the Year Thrasher Poster
If you’re a skate history buff, or just want to remember Jamie’s breakout year in 2017, then snag a full-sized SoTY Poster for your wall. The poster looks sick and shows Jamie through a wide-angle lens doing what he does best, skate a gnarly rail.
Deathwish Foy Big Boy Deck
Deathwish makes some sick graphics and if you throw Foy into the mix, then you know something sick is gonna be made. Introducing the Foy Big Boy deck. The graphic is a reference to the Big Boy chain of restaurants and features the same cartoony art style.
The deck looks great and Deathwish makes solid boards. Pick it up if you like the graphic.
Check out my curated list of the best street skaters of all time. Does Jamie Foy make the list?
So there it is.
Jamie Foy is a beast on handrails, takes a slam with a smile, and is really pushing himself to go further in skating.
How far will he go in his career?
That’s hard to say, because yes he is incredibly talented, but skaters who specialize in throwing their bodies down big stairs usually don’t last for a very long time. Your body can only take so much.
That being said, plenty of skaters have pivoted in their careers to adapt their skating styles and there are plenty of other options for Jamie to continue his skating career even if his slams catch up to him. And for now, at least, Mr. Foy is definitely enjoying his day in the sun.
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