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Among the chic restaurants and bustling bars on sunny Sacramento’s gentrified R Street, lies the global headquarters of Benjamins, a West Coast footwear brand established in 2014. Before he became a shoemaker, CEO Benjamin Schwartz worked for the State Treasurer’s office. Now, his casual shoes, made in California and shipped around the world, are worn by footwear-loving fashionistas who crave luxury loafers and colorful cashmere. The shoes are constructed with a canvas toe box that provides support for the feet. Each pair of shoes takes 10-12 hours to make—and up to 16 weeks for delivery—as the shoes are entirely handmade. Benjamins Shoes is at the epicenter of downtown Sacramento’s artisan revival; visitors on a California getaway can try the latest styles in the company store, which has a manufacturing space at the back.