Sorry if they seem a little redundant, but I wanted to help future viewers with a bunch of angles in case they were agonizing over the shape. My first impression is that they successfully slimmed down the "bulbous" toebox notion just enough. It's still very much a country boot and is only "sleek" in comparison to the original.
Lovely boots, I am going to try on a pair tomorrow. The original Islay boots I had were a bit too wide for me hence I had to sell them.