When I first jumped back into skating, I bought a pair of used skates so I could save up for a good quality pair (Of which I've had plenty of amazing advice on here for!) and I've been using them while saving up. But at my most recently lesson while trying Twizzle for the first time my skate literally ripped apart. The 'boot' section separated from the heel completely. I'm wondering if this is common in low quality skates or if I maybe just used them a bit TOO hard. Also, should I save the blades? The blades are still super solid.
I did go and buy a pair of basic skates at a local store to last me until I can get better ones. But they feel really 'recreational'. The boot is a bit bigger than I'm used to and while they are shaped like figure skates and have figure skate blades, they feel really weird on my feet. Is that common with a new skate? They also don't lace as high as I hoped so I feel pretty insecure around the top of the skate when practicing. Any suggestions?