Since I tried the Clover brand in knitting needles and crochet hooks, I never looked back on my old ones. They are more pricey but not out of reach, especially if you catch a deal on Amazon or craft stores with a half off coupon. Today, my gift order of two sets of Clover Amour Crochet Hooks (set of 10) from Amazon arrived, their price droped from $41.xx to $33.xx when I bought them. It was the lowest price in 12 months. Today, they dropped it to $31.13, it is $3.113 per hook, I decided to upgrade my own set too. Click here to get your set before the price goes up again.
I had been using Clover Takumi hooks for a long time, they were major upgrade for comfort and ease of use conpared to the Boye hooks, their smooth and rounded hook tips are great for all kinds of yarns. The handle is comfortable to hold with a soft grip on top (works best for pencil holding position).