On the boot black, just one opinion, but I don't think that you should do that. It is, my opinion, kind of like stuffing broken-down shoes tight with newspaper/tissue to hide the fact that they've been stepped on by an elephant. As a buyer, I want to see secondhand goods au natural, so to speak, and if a pair of shoes I bought showed up with boot black camouflage, I wouldn't do business with that seller again. I'd also put a "boot black warning" on the feedback so that other potential buyers would know. You can actually get a lot onto feedback. When a seller shipped me a hot pink cell phone instead of the black one I'd ordered, I got that to fit onto the feedback line.
I might be a hard ass here, but when it comes to shoes, anything more than a polish isn't cool. OK, I think, to put them in trees because trees are visible, but I'm wary of sellers who don't include pictures of shoes without trees. If shoes were re-soled, that should also be disclosed.
I agree with this sentiment. I would say that while some won't complain, others might feel it's false advertising. I remember someone having trouble (here?) with a buyer wanting to return shoes after a month. One of the gripes was that the shoes left black marks, possibly for edge dressing. I don't remember the entire situation, but I'm fairly certain the seller was in the right. However, it goes to show that buyers will occasionally find any excuse to complain or get money back.
Personally, if I know I'm buying something used, I assume it comes with unmentioned flaws. I have things shipped here and it's usually expensive, so I buy with the understanding that I won't be able to return it and that it is a gamble. However, not all abide by this logic. Shoes look great by the way!