um. . you shouldn't wrestle people if you are dirty. . .hygiene=health. Mats should always be cleaned appropriately too. . you do not want a staph infection. . .but barefeet? um. . if they were clean before I put my shoes and socks on, then they are fine to wrestle. . and my feet don't get very stinky. . Bacteria thrives in the uria of your foot sweat. When the bacteria releases toxins, the toxins give off odor.