Thanks for the advice.
I don't live in the US unfortunately, so ordering firsts and having the option to return would not be feasible.
I should probably add that the tightness from the 6.5D seems to be mainly around my toes. Does this mean it's a length issue as well?
And i have measured myself before using the printable fit guide from AE and I am a 7D.
Also wondering, is a 7EEE really so different from a 7D to feel half size bigger?
See my post above, but my answer is yes. If I were to guess you are either a true 7E or D based on the feedback that a EEE feels a half size bigger. For me a half size in length or worth in any direction could be make for a similar fit. So 11D or 11.5C has a similar fit, if that makes sense.
Post a pic of your foot in those strands and let us know where he pressure is. Also would help see how they break on your foot.