A few months ago I'd disinfected (an experiment) a couple of pairs of second hand leather boots with Lysol (old school stuff mixture with water). I feel it worked well, or at least, it offered an adequate illusion and some peace. The downside was that it somewhat dried out the leather. Nothing too awful, but they then clearly demanded some leather conditioner. I don't know about anyone else, but I dread waterproofing and conditioning leather. I put it off for months. I'm in good shape. I do hardcore cardio and mild resistance training five days a week and have for years. Yet, two pairs of boots wipes me out. Anyone else feel working leather is exhausting? By the fourth boot, I was ready for a nap.
*after doing a lot of research and asking in forums, I decided upon using Lexol leather conditioner. I probably would have went with Obenauf's Leather Oil, but A LOT of shoe people recommended Lexol. The bonus there is it is comparatively inexpensive. We'll see how happy I am with Lexol in a few weeks.