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What happens if you send worn shoes to StockX?

Selling used sneakers on StockX can be a great way to make some extra money by getting rid of shoes you no longer wear. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when sending pre-worn shoes to StockX.

StockX’s Authentication Process

All shoes sold on StockX go through a comprehensive authentication process before being sent to the buyer. StockX employs teams of experts who examine the shoes inside and out to verify their authenticity and condition.

Here’s an overview of what happens during authentication for pre-owned shoes:

  • Examination of size tags, box labels, and other markings to confirm authenticity
  • Careful inspection of the upper, midsole, outsole, and other components for signs of wear
  • Verification that the condition matches what was stated in the listing
  • Cleaning and preparating the shoes for photographing
  • Photographing the shoes from multiple angles to provide buyers with detailed images

StockX will reject and return shoes that don’t meet their authentication standards. Sellers need to accurately represent the condition to pass verification.

StockX Condition Guidelines

StockX has specific criteria for the condition levels sellers can list shoes under:

  • Deadstock – Brand new, unworn with original packaging and all tags attached. No signs of wear.
  • New – Tried on but never worn outside. No signs of wear on soles or uppers.
  • Excellent – Gently used with minimal signs of wear. Soles and uppers in excellent shape overall.
  • Good – Noticeable signs of general wear but still in presentable andFunctional condition.
  • Poor – Heavily worn with flaws or defects. Not desirableexcept for collectors.

Shoes listed as “new” or “excellent” should show very minimal wear, if any. The soles should look almost new with no major scratches or scuffs. The uppers should be in like-new condition with no stains, tears or visible creasing.

What Happens if You Send Worn Shoes?

If you send shoes to StockX that don’t match the condition stated in the listing, there are a few potential outcomes:

  • The shoes could fail authentication and be returned to you. You would have to relist them in the accurate condition.
  • StockX could deem the shoes “unsellable” if the wear is excessive. In this case, the shoes would be donated or disposed of.
  • In rare cases, badly misrepresented shoes could result in your selling privileges being revoked.
  • If the shoes still technically qualify for the listing condition, StockX may send them to the buyer as-is.

To avoid issues, honest condition ratings are critical. Take time to thoroughly inspect each part of the shoe before listing. Provide close-up photos of any flaws. Price shoes accordingly for their true wear level.

Tips for Successfully Selling Used Shoes on StockX

  • Carefully clean shoes before shipping out to remove dirt, stains or debris that could lead to rejection.
  • Check for damage not just on the soles and uppers but also inside the shoes.
  • Disclose any flaws clearly in descriptions and show them in photos.
  • Under-grade condition if you’re uncertain between levels to reduce rejection risk.
  • Pack securely with enough cushioning to prevent damage in transit.
  • Print the shipping label directly through your StockX account for faster processing.

The Bottom Line

Successfully selling used sneakers on StockX requires honesty about their true condition. Attempting to pass off worn shoes as “new” or “excellent” can result in authentication failure. To maximize profits and avoid issues, sellers should thoroughly inspect shoes, disclose all flaws upfront, and rate condition conservatively.