When summer finally comes around, it can be super enticing to take advantage of your backyard, front lawn, or a local park for some fun activities. Unfortunately, whether you like your sports outside in these blink-or-you'll-miss-'em few months, or year round in sheltered arenas and stadiums, many sporting goods continue to be made of (sometimes "composite") leather or other animal by-products. We know being active is easier with a round of catch, soccer game, shinny hockey, or driveway hoops, but this playful competitive spirit just doesn't seem to coincide with hurting animals. Here are some great vegan alternatives, instead, so you don't need to forego the games!
Clockwise from top left: Roces Paradise Figure Skates, Go Sports Synthetic Leather Competition Basketball, Gopher Impact Zone All-Synthetic Baseball Glove, Rawlings Synthetic Baseball, Dream Pairs Soccer Cleats, Callaway Weather Spann Golf Gloves, Dexter T.H.E 9 HT BOA Color Shift Bowling Shoes, FlagHouse Intramural Series Full Size Synthetic Leather Football (visit Sneakers for more and stay tuned for athletic shoes!)