Jam skating—think figure skating on roller skates to pop rock and hip hop—has gained legitimacy since the World Skating Association became its official sanctioning body in 2001. Jam skaters tend to use specialized skates with low-cut shoes and specialized plugs instead of toe stops.
It should be littler surprise, then, that this form of skating has also produced the most expensive roller skates in the world.
Riedell’s Phaze skate features the 951 boot, hand-made to order specifically for jam skating. This leather boot alone is $460. The boot is placed on Riedell’s PowderDyne Reactor Aluminum Plate with their Bone Swiss bearings, Radar Zodiac wheels and, of course, a jam plug.
The skate retails at a staggering $799 and can be purchased in sizes 4 to 13.
Riedell’s Phaze Skate $460