This is a great mary jane to accent a nice goth outfit! The strap is adjustable and the back heel is about 4 in but that isn't as dramatic as it sounds since the platform at the base of the shoe is 1.5 in. So, if you need to look taller this is the shoe for you! There are a few very light scratches on these shoes but it doesn't detract at all. The soles are very clean and the shoes barely looks like it has been worn.