Product Condition & Rating System

At The Stylish Stiletto, we hand select each pair of shoes on the site. We only offer shoes rated an overall “good condition” or better. We want to make sure that you have confidence in your purchase, and know exactly what you are getting. Each listing has a minimum of six high resolution photos showing each area of the shoes selected. Additionally, we rate the overall condition, exterior condition, insole condition, outsole condition and heel condition of each pair of shoes offered. For more information on our product condition rating categories, please read below:

Rating System for Shoes

Areas Rated:

Overall Condition: The overall condition of the shoes summarizes the individual area condition ratings into one general overview. Ratings used: New, Excellent, Good
Exterior Condition: The exterior of the shoe, not including the bottom, or outsole. Ratings used: New, Excellent, Good, Fair
Insole Condition: The interior of the shoe, specifically the foot bed. Ratings used: New, Excellent, Good, Fair
Outsole Condition: The outsole is the bottom of the shoe, excluding the heel (if applicable). Ratings used: New, Excellent, Good, Fair
Heel Condition: The heel tip and the heel itself. Ratings used: New, Excellent, Good, Fair

Ratings Explained:

“New” condition: Shoe is brand new and shows no signs of wear.
“Excellent” condition: Shoe looks almost new. Outsole may have some minor wear, and heel tips may be worn slightly.
“Good” condition: Shows signs of wear, such as creases or scuffs.
“Fair” condition: Shows signs of daily use. May show creases, scuffs, scratches or a missing thread.

Examples

New shoe outsole:

 

Sole view of the Valentino Rockstud pump featuring pyramid studs outlining the caged straps of a pointy-toe leather pump.

Excellent shoe outsole:

Sole view of the Valentino Rockstud pump featuring pyramid studs outlining the caged straps of a pointy-toe leather pump.

Good shoe outsole:

Sole view of the Valentino Punkouture Rockstud pump featuring pyramid studs outlining the caged straps of a pointy-toe leather pump.

Fair shoe outsole: