Like anything, there are brands of crochet hooks that are better than others. Then again, we all have our personal preferences. The most popular brand I see around, and the most affordable are the Boye Crochet Hooks:
My all time FAVORITES are Susan Bates Silvalume Hooks:
Walmart.com or Joann.com. Each set is around $10.
Here is the difference:
click here to read article) favors the Boye ones. I think it all really depends on the person. We all move our hands different. No one's fingers are shaped the same! And some people are left handed. It's just important to find what works best for your hands.