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I would stay away from soaking them in water, that will make them more stiff actually.
If you have conditioned them and oiled them and it isn't making a difference, you can try coating them liberally with oil, then sticking them in a ziplock bag overnight to soak. Sometimes if you warm up the oil/leather it will penetrate deeper.
Love that Passier Lederbalsam!
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