To wear sandals, one has no other choice but to expose his foot. A preferred variation of the “shoe” during the summer months, the sandal provides freedom to the foot: It serves to protect the sole while leaving the rest of the foot exposed—at one with the elements.
Yet, the “brazen ankle” is traditionally associated with a closed-toe shoe that cuts off above the heel, with a certain number of inches of bare ankle above it, which then meets the bottom of a cuffed pant.
This begs a question: Does a bared ankle—if accompanied by a sandal—truly count as a brazen ankle based on the existing nomenclature? After all, it is not just the ankle that is bared but the entire foot save for a few straps of material that intertwine themselves between the toes or around the top region of the foot as a fastener.
After strong consideration, I have concluded we are in need of a second definition of the brazen ankle that reflects when a rolled cuff is paired with a sandal.
Here forth, cuffed pants paired with sandals—which include but are not limited to thongs, Birkenstocks, Tevas and other shoe-like entities that do not fully enclose the foot—shall be referred to as: